The Trail: A Daily Diary of Campaign 2008


Obamas Plan to Fete Stevie Wonder

By DeNeen L. Brown
President Obama and first lady Michelle Obama plan to host a concert Feb. 25 in the White House's East Room in honor of Stevie Wonder. Wonder is to be awarded a Gershwin Award Prize for Lifetime Achievement from the Library of Congress.

His songs "Higher Ground" and "Signed, Sealed, and Delivered" were played often during Obama's campaign. And it was Wonder's performance last month, alongside Usher and Shakira, that pulled the Obamas out of their chairs and set them to dancing during last month's inaugural concert at the Lincoln Memorial.

Wednesday's concert at the White House is scheduled to be shown Thursday on PBS as part of the network's "In Performance at the White House" series and to celebrate Black History Month, the White House announced today.

Posted at 11:09 PM ET on Feb 13, 2009
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Posted by: scrivener50 | February 16, 2009 2:54 PM

A party at the Obamas. To celebrate in Stevie Wonder's honor. It's a great honor because he paved the way for other musicians. It's a great honor because everyone has been touched by one of his songs.

Posted by: chaniquafrazier | February 14, 2009 1:14 PM

Wonder, (no pun intended) what the total bill for this little partee will be? I thought things were tough? Oh, that's right they are just tough for the middle class and lower. The prez is going to give every family $1,000. Why do I feel like a serf?

Cheer up, we can watch the party from afar, on PBS. Oh, goody!

Posted by: Daylo1 | February 14, 2009 3:08 AM

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