Stevie Wonder In Performance At The White House: The Library Of Congress Gershwin Prize For Popular Song
Airs Wednesday, September 8, 2010 at 9 p.m. on KPBS TV
Tuesday, September 7, 2010
This series of performance specials at the White House presents the best of American performing arts. From the Broadway musical toopera, country and western, gospel, ballet, jazz and more, the series has featured the extraordinary richness of American music and dance.
This special showcases an evening 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 concert includes performances by Wonder himself and Tony Bennett, Diana Krall, Martina McBride, Esperanza Spalding, Will.i.am and the gospel duo Mary Mary, among others. President Obama will confer the Gershwin Prize upon Wonder during the event. Also featured are Wayne Brady, Anita Johnson, India.Arie, Rickey Minor and Paul Simon.