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President Obama to host concert honoring Carole King

Friday, May 17, 2013
FILE - In this Nov. 30, 2011 file photo, musician Carole King attends the Rockefeller Center Christmas tree lighting in New York. Producers announced Friday, March 15, 2013 that they plan to take Beautiful: The Carole King Musical to Broadway by spring 2014. (AP Photo/Charles Sykes, File)

FILE - In this Nov. 30, 2011 file photo, musician Carole King attends the Rockefeller Center Christmas tree lighting in New York. Producers announced Friday, March 15, 2013 that they plan to take "Beautiful: The Carole King Musical" to Broadway by spring 2014. (AP Photo/Charles Sykes, File)

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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