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Carole Bayer Sager, a frank conversation about songwriting and painting in changing times

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UPDATE 9/11/2014: Carole Bayer Sager has a new collection of paintings at William Turner Gallery in Santa Monica, opening on Sept. 18. Here's our conversation with her from 2012.

Carole Bayer Sager co-wrote the songs of a generation. Come In From The Rain, Don't Cry Out Loud, That's What Friends Are For, It's My Turn. But to quote another song, the times are changing, and she told KPCC's Hettie Lynne Hurtes that as the outlets dried up for her music, and her songs started to stack up, unsung, she turned to an old flirtation - painting - which has turned into a new love.

She talks with Hurtes about painting, collaboration, and the changed music industry.

Her latest exhibit, New Works, is at the William Turner Gallery at Bergamot Station through December 1st.

Meantime, here she is on Top of the Pops singing "You're Moving Out Today" in 1977.


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