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Carole King

Building a Bridge Between Cultures With Carole King

Ahmad El Haggar | Posted 02.19.2014 | College
Ahmad El Haggar

The previous week I was with my family in Cairo, and now here I was performing at a Grammy event in Los Angeles with Carole King -- a music legend.

The Impact Carole King Had On Me

Roz Warren | Posted 04.19.2014 | Fifty
Roz Warren

Carole King and Gerry Goffin, her husband and writing partner, didn't single-handedly compose the sound track to my adolescence, but it's hard to imagine coming-of-age without 'Up On The Roof,' 'Natural Woman,' and 'The Lo-co Motion.'

With a Little Help From an American Horror Storyteller, Mary Fahl Raises Her Voice to a Supernatural Level

Michael Bialas | Posted 04.11.2014 | Entertainment
Michael Bialas

Mary Fahl didn't need to become a vampire to achieve pop culture immortality. Famed author Anne Rice gave it to the enduring singer-songwriter by sink...

WHY Music: Music With A Heart

Frank Fitzpatrick | Posted 04.05.2014 | Impact
Frank Fitzpatrick

My hope is that, after the glitter and glamor of Grammy week has faded, the spotlight can continue to shine bright on, and draw the world's attention to music's critical role in these other areas of our lives and society.

Remember When Music Was Pissed! (and Nice?)

Steve Rosenbaum | Posted 03.30.2014 | Entertainment
Steve Rosenbaum

The #Waywire editors watched the Grammys. We know that robots now make music that wins awards. We know that Pink has a second career pending with Cir...

Stars Salute Carole King During Tribute

AP | CHRIS TALBOTT | Posted 01.25.2014 | Entertainment

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Carole King's gift as a songwriter is all about connection — friends, lovers, strangers experiencing deep emotions not often ex...

10 Reasons to Watch the Grammy Awards on Sunday Night

David Wild | Posted 03.25.2014 | Entertainment
David Wild

7) Recent research proves televisions give off a considerable amount of heat, and for many of you on the East Coast, that will be a good thing because to quote a great song, "Baby, It's Cold Outside."

Stage Door: Beautiful, What's It All About? Bacharach Reimagined

Fern Siegel | Posted 03.18.2014 | Arts
Fern Siegel

The music of the '60s and '70s is having a revival -- on stage. Two legendary composers from the time, Carole King and Burt Bacharach, are getting their theatrical due.

Quick Questions: Beautiful's Anika Larsen is Back on Broadway

Cara Joy David | Posted 03.17.2014 | Arts
Cara Joy David

Larsen is currently playing lyricist Cynthia Weil in Beautiful, which opened this past Sunday. The road here has not been easy. Emergency colon surgery almost forced her to withdraw from the production after just a few days of rehearsal.

Meet The 'Sensational' Star Of The Carole King Musical

Rex Reed | Posted 01.23.2014 | Arts
Rex Reed

Beautiful is the latest in a long string of jukebox musicals devoted to the pop and rock tunes of one person. Unlike the others, this one at least att...

Beautiful: The Carole King Musical: Bright on Broadway

Regina Weinreich | Posted 03.15.2014 | Entertainment
Regina Weinreich

Woody Allen sat aisle right next to his wife Soon Yi opening night of the new musical Beautiful, about fellow Brooklynite Carole King. Well, everybody...

First Nighter: Beautiful: The Carole King Musical Is Beautiful Where It Counts

David Finkle | Posted 03.14.2014 | Entertainment
David Finkle

Before we get to what's wrong with Beautiful: The Carole King Musical at the Stephen Sondheim, let's establish what's so right that it instantly joins the ranks of irresistible jukebox tuners Jersey Boys, Motown The Musical and Mamma Mia.

Beautiful Lives Up to Its Name on Broadway

Danny Groner | Posted 03.14.2014 | New York
Danny Groner

What makes Beautiful, the new Broadway musical covering the rise of Carole King's music career, is all of the little details that come together so bri...

A Star Is Torn

George Heymont | Posted 03.06.2014 | Arts
George Heymont

Two new productions look at artists in the midst of their creative process as they work on honing their craft. In each case, the audience watches an individual follow an uncharted path.

The Stories Behind The Broadway Stars Playing Pop Music Legends

Karu F. Daniels, Playbill Magazine | Posted 12.06.2013 | Black Voices

Playbill.com chats with Valisia LeKae, Jessie Mueller and NaTasha Yvette Williams about taking on the roles of iconic women on the Broadway stage....

First Nighter: Bacharach Revue Awkwardly Asks 'What's It All About?' -- Steve Tyrell Smoothly Answers

David Finkle | Posted 02.04.2014 | Arts
David Finkle

Truth is, Tyrell's effortlessly infallible phrasing has the effect of making what he does appealingly conversational. The emotion he's experiencing is a component of his seemingly off-handed -- smile-smile-smile -- style. Let's just say he's singing for all generations.

Lou Adler: Low Key, Lucky and Very Cool

Tom Teicholz | Posted 01.23.2014 | Arts
Tom Teicholz

The house itself didn't seem like much. It is, in fact, the office of legendary music producer Lou Adler, and its lack of pretention is, I discovered, much like Adler himself: down-to-earth, casual and extremely cool.

Reissue Roundup 1: Bob Dylan, Miles Davis, Herbie Hancock, Paul Simon and James Taylor, Plus "Astro Raph's Gangsta Sweep"

Mike Ragogna | Posted 01.23.2014 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

Gotta love this time of year. Some of the finest projects involving some of our greatest classic artists in every genre are strategically positioned in the marketplace trying to take advantage of what might be the last hurrah for music's brick and mortar releases.

Curtis M. Wong

Star Of Anticipated New Broadway Musical Gets Personal

HuffingtonPost.com | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 11.02.2013 | New York

Jarrod Spector doesn’t mind being typecast and, more specifically, he isn't fazed if audiences still think of him as Frankie Valli. The actor, who p...

Beautiful, the Carole King Musical Opens in San Francisco

Erika Milvy | Posted 01.23.2014 | Arts
Erika Milvy

Premiering in San Francisco before its January New York opening, Beautiful, The Carole King Musical, is yet another Juke box musical. But unlike other recent musical biographies about musical careers, the Carole King story is really about music making.

Carole King Urges People to Join the Chorus for Clean Power

Frances Beinecke | Posted 01.23.2014 | Green
Frances Beinecke

People know Carole as one of the most successful and beloved songwriters in pop music history and incredible performer as well. But Carole has matched her passion for music with a fierce commitment to protecting America's wildlands.

Demand Clean Power

Carole King | Posted 01.23.2014 | Green
Carole King

I don't understand how men and women who want the best for their children and grandchildren can be so blind to the consequences of their actions. There is nowhere to hide from global warming.

Big Honor For Carole King

AP | Posted 11.20.2013 | Entertainment

LOS ANGELES — Carole King will be honored as the MusiCares person of the year during the 2014 Grammy Awards week. The Recording Academy announc...

Alicia Keys Announces Black Ball Gala Performers

AP | Posted 11.18.2013 | Black Voices

NEW YORK -- Carole King will perform at Alicia Keys' Black Ball event in November. Keys announced Wednesday that the iconic singer will hit the stage...

Redford and Other Leaders Encourage Americans to Say No to Dirty Fuels and Yes to Clean Energy

Frances Beinecke | Posted 11.16.2013 | Green
Frances Beinecke

I know clean energy solutions exist that can reduce dangerous carbon pollution and strengthen our economy at the same time. But even as we unite behind sustainable technologies, we have to mobilize and stop the dirtiest projects -- projects like tar sands oil.