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President Obama To Host Concert Honoring Carole King

11:07 AM, May 17, 2013   |    comments
Carole King receives an Honorary Doctor of Music Degree during the 2013 Berklee College Of Music Commencement Ceremony at Berklee College of Music on May 11, 2013 in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Paul Marotta/Getty Images)
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WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama is putting on a show at the White House next week for singer-songwriter Carole King.

She is the first woman to receive the Gershwin Prize for Popular Song from the Library of Congress.

The White House says Obama will present the award to King during a concert Wednesday. The program will include performances by King, Gloria Estefan, Billy Joel, Jesse McCartney, Emeli Sandé, James Taylor and Trisha Yearwood.

King's hits during five decades of songwriting include "You've Got a Friend," ''So Far Away" and "(You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman."

Wednesday's concert will be the latest in the "In Performance at the White House" series. It will be streamed live on the www.whitehouse.gov , and broadcast nationally by PBS stations on May 28.

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