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Stevie Wonder Opens London Concert With Moving Message

Stevie Wonder Opens London Concert With Moving Message

Stevie Wonder asks for tolerance and love in a moving message delivered before the start of his concert in London.  The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame member opened his show on Sunday by telling the crowd he loved them all and said in these troubled times he’s “hopeful we can all make a difference.” …

Stevie Wonder Tribute To Include Usher, Willie Nelson, Ed Sheeran, Others

Stevie Wonder Tribute To Include Usher, Willie Nelson, Ed Sheeran, Others

Usher, Willie Nelson and Ed Sheeran are among the artists lining up to pay tribute to Stevie Wonder for next month’s Grammy salute to the music vet.  Titled “Stevie Wonder: Songs In The Key Of Life: An All-Star Grammy Salute,” the list also includes Chris Martin of Coldplay and singer-songwriter Janelle Monae.  The two-hour special…

Stevie Wonder Celebrates Birth Of Baby Daughter

Stevie Wonder Celebrates Birth Of Baby Daughter

Stevie Wonder’s family is now a little bigger.  “Us Weekly” says the Motown legend and his girlfriend Tomeeka Robyn Bracy are celebrating the arrival of their new daughter, Nia.  While Wonder’s reps are confirming the birth, they’ve offered no other details.  Baby Nia is Wonder’s ninth child, and his second with Bracy.  He confirmed that…

Stevie Wonder To Receive Presidential Medal Of Freedom

Stevie Wonder To Receive Presidential Medal Of Freedom

Stevie Wonder is receiving special recognition Monday.  He’ll be on hand to accept the Presidential Medal of Freedom in a ceremony at the White House.  The Motown legend is one of 19 people being awarded by President Obama.  Other honorees include actresses Meryl Streep and Marlo Thomas, newsman Tom Brokaw, and composer-lyricist Stephen Sondheim.  The…

Stevie Wonder Proud To Bring Landmark Album To The Stage

Stevie Wonder Proud To Bring Landmark Album To The Stage

Stevie Wonder says it means a lot to him to be performing “Songs in the Key of Life” in its entirety.  The Motown legend tells “The Detroit Free Press” it’s something he’s wanted to do for years.  He says he never toured behind his 1976 release, which he calls “the” album.  He explains that it’s…

Stevie Wonder To Receive Presidential Medal Of Freedom

Stevie Wonder To Receive Presidential Medal Of Freedom

Stevie Wonder is among those getting Presidential praise.  The Motown legend is among the next 19 recipients of the Presidential Medal of Freedom, which will be presented later this month.  The list also includes actresses Meryl Streep and Marlo Thomas, newsman Tom Brokaw, Congressman John Dingell, composer and lyricist Stephen Sondheim, late choreographer Alvin Ailey,…

Stevie Wonder Reveals Two Albums In The Works

Stevie Wonder Reveals Two Albums In The Works

Stevie Wonder says he’s got a pair of new albums cooking.  He tells “Billboard” the first is a collection of orchestral remakes of some of his classic songs that he’s putting together with David Foster.  Wonder says he’s about “eight songs” into the album, titled “When the World Began.”  And even though the songs will…

Stevie Wonder Launching Fall Tour, Addresses Baby Rumor

Stevie Wonder Launching Fall Tour, Addresses Baby Rumor

Stevie Wonder is returning to the road.  The Motown legend is taking his landmark album, “Songs in the Key of Life,” to the stage on 12-date tour.  He’ll kick off the trek at New York’s Madison Square Garden on Thursday.  Shows are expected to feature performances of Wonder’s 1976 album in its entirety.  Wonder previously…

Stevie Wonder Named Grand Marshal Of Hollywood Christmas Parade

Stevie Wonder Named Grand Marshal Of Hollywood Christmas Parade

A Motown legend will lead the 83rd Annual Hollywood Christmas Parade.  Stevie Wonder has been selected as grand marshal for the event.  He says he’s “deeply honored” to take part in the event in such a prominent role, especially this year — the 50th anniversary of the 1964 Civil Rights Act.  The singer explains that…

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