Carole King to be honored at White House with Gershwin Prize

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King, 71, will become the first woman to be awarded the Gershwin Prize. Past honorees have included Paul McCartney, Stevie Wonder, Burt Bacharach and Hal David.

The Wednesday awards ceremony and concert — which will also feature performances by Gloria Estefan, Billy Joel, Jesse McCartney, Emeli Sandé, James Taylor and Trisha Yearwood — will be streamed live on the White House website and taped for a May 28 broadcast on PBS stations.