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May042012

Sheryl Crow & Stevie Wonder to Salute Bacharach/David at the White House Wednesday

SherylCrow.comSheryl Crow and Stevie Wonder will both be in Washington, D.C. on Wednesday for a special performance at the White House.  The two stars will take part in a tribute to the legendary songwriting team of Burt Bacharach and Hal David, who'll be presented with the 2012 Library of Congress Gershwin Prize for Popular Song.  The event, held in conjunction with the ongoing In Performance at the White House series, will be hosted by President Barack Obama and the first lady.

In addition to Stevie and Sheryl, jazz artist Diana Krall and actor Mike Myers will also be on hand for the festivities, which will be streamed live at WhiteHouse.gov/Live starting at 7 p.m. ET.  In addition, a PBS special focusing on the event titled Burt Bacharach & Hal David: The Library of Congress Gershwin Prize for Popular Song -- In Performance at the White House will premiere on May 21 at 9 p.m. ET.

The Gershwin Prize is awarded to songwriters whose contributions to the world of pop music "exemplify the standard of excellence associated with" the famed sibling songwriting team of George and Ira Gershwin.  Previous honorees include Paul Simon, Wonder and Paul McCartney, who were acknowledged in 2007, 2009 and 2010, respectively. 

Among the many memorable hits co-written by Bacharach and David are "Raindrops Keep Fallin' on My Head," "This Guy's in Love with You," "I'll Never Fall in Love Again," "Close to You," "Walk on By" "What the World Needs Now Is Love," "One Less Bell to Answer" and "To All the Girls I've Loved Before."

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