Stevie Wonder to perform for the President on TV

See Stevie Wonder on the Grammys? They had him slumming with the Jonas Brothers, and the dude is enormous, whale-esque — but, y'know, he can still sing.

Coming up is a better opportunity to see the pop/R&B legend on the tube — in a program called "Stevie Wonder In Performance at the White House: The Library of Congress Gershwin Prize."

A press release adds that the program will "showcase an evening of celebration with President and Mrs. Obama at the White House in honor of musician Stevie Wonder's receipt of the Library of Congress Gershwin Prize for Popular Song. The 60-minute program, to be taped by WETA Washington, D.C., airs Thursday, February 26, 2009, at 8 p.m. ET on PBS stations nationwide.

The concert takes place February 25 and will include performances by Wonder himself and Tony Bennett, Diana Krall, Martina McBride, Esperanza Spalding,, and the gospel duo Mary Mary, among others. President Obama will confer the Gershwin Prize upon Wonder during the event.

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Eric Snider

Eric Snider is the dean of Bay area music critics. He started in the early 1980s as one of the founding members of Music magazine, a free bi-monthly. He was the pop music critic for the then-St. Petersburg Times from ‘87-’93. Snider was the music critic, arts editor and senior editor of Weekly Planet/Creative...
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