Since 1992, Carlos Keyes has worked as a music agent with such renowned entertainers as Gladys Knight, Chaka Khan, Kool and the Gang, and Air Supply. Recently Carlos Keyes, through his Red Entertainment Agency, promoted a world tour celebrating Dionne Warwick’s 50 years in the recording business.
Warwick’s career began in 1961, when she met songwriters Burt Bacharach and Hal David. The next year, she released her first hit, “Don’t Make Me Over.” Over the next few years she had 18 top-100 songs to her credit, including “Promises, Promises,” “Anyone Who Had a Heart,” and the Grammy-winning “Do You Know the Way to San Jose?”
After a string of hits in the 1970s, Warwick recorded “That’s What Friends Are For” with Stevie Wonder, Elton John, and Gladys Knight. Benefits from the song went to AIDS research. She also continued to collaborate, with artists such as Smokey Robinson and Luther Vandross.
Warwick has also released albums of duets and gospel music, as well as songs of the composer Sammy Cahn. She continues to raise funds for such charities as the Starlight Foundation.