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By Tammy Bruce
Topic - Carole King
Bobby Vee still has the infectious smile, bright eyes and boyish good looks of his 1960s pop idol days, when he scored such hits as "Take Good Care of My Baby," ''Rubber Ball" and "The Night Has a Thousand Eyes."
Show Bits brings you Sunday's 56th annual Grammy Awards in Los Angeles through the eyes of Associated Press journalists. ollow them on Twitter where available with the handles listed after each item.
A teenager from New Zealand and two French "robots" shall lead them.
Every time country crooner Keith Urban couldn't see a Grammy performance from his front row seat, he stood up and took a gander.
Carole King's gift as a songwriter is all about connection - friends, lovers, strangers experiencing deep emotions not often exposed to each other.
The meeting between the two women was brief but full of emotion. It was a surprise for one. For the other, it was carefully orchestrated.
Predicting who will come up with the next morning's water-cooler moment at the Grammy Awards is just as difficult as guessing who will win album of the year.
The Grammys weekend is shaping up to be a Beatles weekend.
A little bored with the "bro-country" thing? Still broke up about The Civil Wars' breakup? Getting restless waiting for this year's new Taylor Swift and Miranda Lambert albums?
Carole King has apparently never seen the musical of her life that has now reached Broadway. She walked out of an early reading at intermission, finding it too tough to take. Anyone not named Carole King may toy with the same idea, but for a different reason: It's just insipid.
Eydie Gorme, a popular nightclub and television singer as a solo act and as a team with her husband, Steve Lawrence, has died. She was 84.
The Grammy-winning Christian recording artist’s “How Mercy Looks From Here” will be available May 14.
Amanda Brecker, "Blossom" (Decca)
Ravi Shankar passed away in December before he could attend The Recording Academy's Special Merit Awards celebration where he was to receive a lifetime achievement award. But the 91-year-old sitar master, Indian music promoter and friend to The Beatles got the call a few days before he passed away, and that meant everything to his family.
Carole King has a friend in the Library of Congress. She's the first woman to win the library's Gershwin Prize for Popular Song.
"And I would crank up this song so loud," Gaga said as she sat at a white baby grand piano in the center of the room wearing steampunk sunglasses and a flowing white dress. "And I really believed so much, Carole, that you were my friend. So thank you so much for the way you sing right to us in your music."
"As a songwriter my dream was always and still is to hear great singers perform my songs," King told the crowd. "It does not get any better than this folks."