Carole King Keeping Busy with Alicia Keys Benefit, Broadway Show

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2013-09_00700e6400.jpgKris Connor/Getty Images -- Carole King is a woman of her word. You may recall that she was slated to perform last year at the annual Black Ball benefit event for Keep a Child Alive, the charity spearheaded by R&B singer Alicia Keys. That never happened because last year's Ball was postponed due to Hurricane Sandy. King will perform at this year's Black Ball, however, which is scheduled to take place November 7 at New York City's Hammerstein Ballroom.

In a statement, Keys said "I can't wait to take the stage with musical giants Carole King and [vibraphone player] Roy Ayers for some ridiculously one-of-a-kind performances."  In the past 20 years, the Keep a Child Alive Black Ball has raised more than 18 million dollars for children and families affected by HIV.

November will be a busy month for the singer.  Beautiful: The Carole King Musical -- which features songs by King and her contemporaries -- begins previews on Broadway on November 21.

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