All-Star Tribute to Carole King
Carole King: The Library of Congress Gershwin Prize In Performance at the White House is a PBS music special in the East Room of the White House. President and Mrs. Obama will host the concert event in honor of singer-songwriter Carole King’s receipt of the Library of Congress Gershwin Prize for Popular Song. The evening will include performances by King, as well as by Gloria Estefan, Billy Joel, Jesse McCartney, Emeli Sandé, James Taylor and Trisha Yearwood. President Obama will present the Gershwin Prize to King during the event. The sixty-minute television special is part of the Emmy Award-nominated PBS “In Performance at the White House” series. The program will premiere Tuesday, May 28 at 8 p.m. on WILL-TV.
“Carole King’s body of work reflects the spirit of the Gershwin Prize with its originality, longevity and diversity of appeal,” said Dr. James H. Billington, the Librarian of Congress. “Since the inception of the Library of Congress Gershwin Prize for Popular Song, PBS has brought this celebration of creativity directly and more broadly to the American people. We’re pleased that the greater public will be able to join in the recognition of this great artist.”