July 3rd is the anniversary of Carole King's historic concert in Hyde Park, welcoming 65,000 fans and celebrating the 45th anniversary of her masterpiece album Tapestry.  This was the first-ever performance of the entire album sequence. 

Smooth Radio 97-108 featured the story behind the writing of "You've Got A Friend", a signature song for both Carole King and James Taylor. 

'You've Got A Friend' was written by Carole King during the January 1971 recording sessions for her upcoming album Tapestry, and James Taylor's album Mud Slide Slim and Blue Horizon.

"The song was as close to pure inspiration as I've ever experienced" said Carole. "The song wrote itself.  It was written by something outside myself, through me."

Former Glee star and current Supergirl lead Melissa Benoist will make her Broadway debut in the role of Carole King in Beautiful: The Carole King Musical beginning June 7 at the Stephen Sondheim Theater.

Benoist is succeeding Chilina Kennedy for a limited run through August 4, when Kennedy returns to her role.

Elon Green of The New Yorker,  recently shared with readers, a wonderful step back in musical history with a story told by Beverly Lee of The Shirelles. 

The results are in for the first-ever NPR Turning the Tables readers' poll, and per NPR, "they send a strong message to anyone fancying themselves a cultural justice warrior in 2018. It is this: check your intervention.

Beautiful: The Carole King Musical

Beautiful - The Carole King Musical celebrated Facebook #FriendsDay with this joyful mash-up of “You’ve Got A Friend” featuring productions of

Tapestry: Live in Hyde Park is available now on CD/DVD and Blu-Ray! The critically acclaimed concert celebrates the 45th anniversary of Carole's masterpiece with a spectacular concert for more than 65,000 fans on July 3, 2016, including the first-ever performance of the entire album sequence.

Carole King's unforgettable and critically acclaimed concert Carole King Tapestry: Live in Hyde Park concert in 2016 was recorded and is airing now on PBS stations throughout the U.S!

The Tony Award winning musical Beautiful: The Carole King Musical will make its widely anticipated Australian premiere in September at Syndey's Lyric Theater.  

Landmark Concert Gets the Big Screen Treatment for a ‘Beautiful’ One-Night Event This Summer, Including a Special Interview with Carole King

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