April 2003

SEATTLE, WA - Starbucks' latest artist compilation, Sheryl Crow's Artist's Choice - Music That Matters to Her, was released this week and features Carole King's classic "So Far Away". Crow's compilation consists of 15 songs spanning from the 60's to the present day. Of "So Far Away", Crow comments, "['So Far Away'] was the song I learned and played over and over and over. And, not only was [King] one of the first influences for me, but also a very strong female example of where you could go."

NEW HAVEN, CT – Yale University welcomed Carole King at a Master's Tea on April 24, 2003, as part of the Yale Undergraduates Distinguished Speakers' Industry Vanguards' series.

A uniquely Yale event, a Master's Tea is hosted by the Master at one of Yale's twelve residential colleges and provides the rare opportunity to create a personal dialogue between professionals and students.

QUEENS, NY - Carole King was a guest on the set of "Raising Helen," the upcoming comedy from Touchstone Pictures starring Kate Hudson. In between takes, King, Hudson and director Garry Marshall discussed music. "Raising Helen" also features John Corbett, Joan Cusack, and Hector Elizondo, and was released worldwide in 2004.

NEW YORK, NY - Carole King spoke with Michelle Norris of NPR's 'All Things Considered' about her remembrances of "Little" Eva Boyd who passed away on April 17, 2003. Eva, a babysitter for Goffin/King in the early '60s sang the Goffin/King classic "Loco-Motion" and took it all the way to #1 on the charts.

In the interview, King spoke about her remembrances of Little Eva and the (legend of) recording the famous song, "Loco-Motion".