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In Performance at the White House - Celebrating the Music of Stevie Wonder: The Library of Congress Gershwin Prize

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 sixty-minute program, to be taped by WETA Washington, D.C., airs Thursday, February 26, 2009, at 8 p.m. ET on PBS stations nationwide. (Check local listings.) The concert takes place February 25 and will include 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.

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Stevie Wonder, the honoree in “Stevie Wonder In Performance at the White House: The Library of Congress Gershwin Prize”.

Credit: Courtesy of Stevie Wonder.

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President Obama presents musician Stevie Wonder with the Library of Congress Gershwin Prize for Popular Song at the White House on February 25, part of the WETA-taped special "In Performance at the White House - Celebrating the Music of Stevie Wonder: The Library of Congress Gershwin Prize."

Credit: The White House / Pete Souza

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Stevie Wonder performs at the White House on February 25, part of the WETA-taped special "In Performance at the White House - Celebrating the Music of Stevie Wonder: The Library of Congress Gershwin Prize."

Credit: The White House / Pete Souza

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The audience enjoys a performance at the White House on February 25, part of the WETA-taped special "In Performance at the White House - Celebrating the Music of Stevie Wonder: The Library of Congress Gershwin Prize." From left to right: Jill Biden, wife of the Vice President; Vice President Joe Biden; First Lady Michelle Obama; and President Barack Obama.

Credit: The White House / Pete Souza

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Tony Bennett congratulates Stevie Wonder at the White House on February 25, part of the WETA-taped special "In Performance at the White House - Celebrating the Music of Stevie Wonder: The Library of Congress Gershwin Prize."

Credit: The White House / Pete Souza

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Gospel duo Mary Mary, performing at the White House on February 25, part of the WETA-taped special "In Performance at the White House - Celebrating the Music of Stevie Wonder: The Library of Congress Gershwin Prize."

Credit: The White House / Pete Souza

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Will.i.am (far left), gospel duo Mary Mary (second and third in from right) and Martina McBride(far right)enjoy the show, part of the WETA-taped special "In Performance at the White House - Celebrating the Music of Stevie Wonder: The Library of Congress Gershwin Prize."

Credit: The White House / Pete Souza

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