Photo Flash: Chenoweth & More Pay Tribute to MusiCares Person of the Year, Carole King
Carole King was honored as the 2014 MusiCares Person of the Year on Jan. 24, 2014. The honor coincides with the recent official opening of Beautiful: The Carole King Musical at Broadway's Stephen Sondheim Theatre. Check out photos from the event below!
Performances by multi-GRAMMY-winning artists Jakob Dylan, Amy Grant, Alicia Keys, Lady Gaga, Jason Mraz, Jennifer Nettles, Pink, James Taylor, Steven Tyler, and will.i.am; multi-GRAMMY and Latin GRAMMY-winning-artist Gloria Estefan; multi-Latin GRAMMY-winning artists Jesse & Joy; GRAMMY-winning artists Miguel and Train; women from 20 Feet from Stardom: Merry Clayton, GRAMMY-winner Lisa Fischer, Judith Hill, and Darlene Love; and artists Sara Bareilles, Louise Goffin, Martina McBride, and Leah McFall. Multi-GRAMMY-winner and honoree Carole King performed at the event.
Carole King, inducted into the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame in 1990, is one of the most honored and celebrated singers and songwriters in contemporary music, and rightly so. No musician from the rock and roll era has left a more durable imprint than she has, nor probably ever will. Her litany of original hits (especially those written with partner Gerry Goffin) is enough to ensure that fact. One person's list might top out with "Some Kind Of Wonderful" and "Up On the Roof" (the Drifters), "The Loco-Motion" (Little Eva), "Oh No Not My Baby" (Maxine Brown), and "A Natural Woman (You Make Me Feel Like)" (Aretha Franklin), and King's own "It Might As Well Rain Until September."
Proceeds from the annual Person of the Year tribute - now in its 24th year - provide essential support for MusiCares, which ensures that music people have a place to turn in times of financial, medical, and personal need.
Photos by Jim Smeal/Matt Baron/BEImages
Dana Brunetti and Kristin Chenoweth