At the Gallery: Carole King
At the Gallery: 20th Century American Composers
Carole King presented by Heather Pierson, Sean Nadeau and Davy Sturtevant
As the world gets crazier, music can offer a lovely, romantic refuge. A new series paying tribute to American composers, the brainchild of Steve Kelly and Craven Arts Council & Gallery Executive Director Carol Tokarski, takes you back to quieter, more melodic times. Tickets are available at the Bank of the Arts and online.
Carole King was a proficient pianist by the age of four, and a prolific songwriter by her early teens. Her first success arrived in 1960, when the Shirelles recorded “Will You Love Me Tomorrow?” This began a seven-year string of chart-toppers, including “Take Good Care Of My Baby” (Bobby Vee), “Up On the Roof” (The Drifters), “The Loco-Motion” (Little Eva), “One Fine Day” (The Chiffons), “Go Away Little Girl” (Steve Lawrence), “Don’t Bring Me Down” (The Animals), “I’m Into Something Good” (Herman’s Hermits), “Pleasant Valley Sunday” (The Monkees) and “(You Make Me Feel Like) a Natural Woman” (Aretha Franklin).
In 1970, King released her first solo album, Writer. She followed that in 1971 withTapestry, which included the songs “You’ve Got a Friend (also recorded by James Taylor), “It’s Too Late,” “I Feel the Earth Move,” “So Far Away” and her renditions of “Will You Love Me Tomorrow?” and “(You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman.” King won four Grammy Awards for Tapestry, the sales of which have been estimated at over 15 million copies worldwide.
Admission: $15 for Craven Arts Council Members, $20 for Nonmembers
Visit www.cravenarts.org/membership.html or call 252-638-2577 for membership information.
All tickets purchased online can be picked up at the Bank of the Arts prior to the performance at will call