News

October 2003

LOS ANGELES, CA - Carole King was among a baker's dozen of legendary songwriters who performed some of their greatest hits at the first "Songwriters Salon" on Sunday, October 26, 2003. The 'Tripod' event presented the legendary songwriters performing their greatest hits in an intimate and unplugged setting, benefitting hearing-impaired children and their families. The all-star line-up also included Barry Mann & Cynthia Weill, Alan & Marilyn Bergman, Stephen Bishop, Tom Kelly & Billy Steinberg, Richard Marx, Amanda McBroom, David Pomeranz, Bruce Roberts and Richard M. Sherman.

NEW YORK, NY - Carole King and some of the world's most celebrated recording artists have donated tracks to Songs For Life, a CD to help raise funds for the fight against HIV/AIDS in Southern Africa. The project was launched last year at an event held at the U.N. which was attended by over 400 people from the worlds of music, film, television, AIDS support, the arts and politics. In addition to the songs of John Lennon, Mary J.

GREENWICH, CT - Carole King and Robin Williams performed in "Breaking New Ground: A Celebration", a benefit for Connecticut's legendary Westport Country Playhouse. Among the other major celebrities lending their support were famed actress Olivia de Haviland (on videotape) and Paul Newman, who did a turn as the real-life auctioneer on Thursday, October 9, 2003, at the Hyatt Regency in Greenwich, Connecticut. This event caps the $30.5 million campaign launched in 2001 by Joanne Woodward, the Playhouse's Artistic Director, to renovate and expand the historic site.