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Latest News 2007

December
[17]    Stevie's annualHouse Full of Toys fund raising concert for underprivileged children took place Saturday evening in LA. Clickhere for review from LA Times.
[06]    The Wonder-Full party comes to San Francisco Saturday 8th Dec. DJ Spinna and Bobbito Garcia host party featuring the music of Stevie. Click here for more details.
[02]    Interview with Stevie on Commercial Appeal - Memphis. Click here to read.
[01]    Stevie hopes to release his forthcoming album, The Gospel Inspired by Lula, for Mother's Day (May in US).

November
[18]    Stevie will be in London on Tuesday Nov 20th to open a new Wonder Room of luxury items in the famous Selfridges departmentstore. He will play a half hour set to an invited audience.
[18]    Stevie was joined on stage last night at his Madison Square Garden concert by Prince and Tony Bennett.
[18]    You can listen to a remix of Stevie's My Love Is On Fire byDJ Spinnahere.
[12]    A Stevie and Bono duet of Stevie's 1976 classic Love's in Need of Love Today is featured on the soundtrack of the documentary film Darfur Now, which is currently in cinemas. You can listen to it here.

October
[24]    Stevie, Smokey and many others celebrated the career of Motown label founder Berry Gordy Jr. Tuesday night (23rd) at the annual TJ Martell Foundation Dinner
[16]    Stevie has added Toronto (Nov 12) to his tour schedule. Click here for Tours page.
[10]    Stevie will perform at Madison Square Garden on November 17th. Click here for Tours page.
[09]    Stevie will perform in Montreal on October 25th. Click here for Tours page.
[06]    Stevie Speaks toABC's Charles Gibson. Clickhere for details.
[05]    On Sept. 29th Stevie was honoured at the 4th Annual Alfred Mann Foundation Gala. Clickhere for details.
[03]    Stevie has added additional dates to Wonder Summer's Night US tour. Click here for Tours page.

September
[29]    Daily Telegraph (UK) review of Bank of America Pavilion concert. Clickhere to read
[26] Stevie appeared, Saturday 22nd, on UNCF's An Evening of Stars to pay tribute to Smokey Robinson who received the Award of Excellence. Nancy Wilson was also honoured.
[22] Worcester Telegram review of Bank of America Pavilion concert. Clickhere to read
[22] Boston Globe review of Bank of America Pavilion concert. Clickhere to read
[21] Boston Herald review of Bank of America Pavilion concert. Clickhere to read
[19] Stevie at Martin Luther King Dream Concert, New York September 18th. Clickhere to read
[19] Baltimore Mayor, Sheila Dixon declared Sunday Stevie Wonder Day, during his performance at the Pier Six Pavilion.
[18] Washington Times review of Pier Six - Baltimore concert. Clickhere to read
[18] Washington Post review of Pier Six - Baltimore concert. Clickhere to read
[17] Baltimore Sun review of Pier Six - Baltimore concert. Clickhere to read
[14] Stevie speaks about his upcoming album The Gospel Inspired By Lulato Billboard. Clickhere to read.
[13] Detroit News review of Meadow Brook - Detroit concert. Clickhere to read.
[13] Detroit Free Press review of Meadow Brook - Detroit concert. Clickhere to read.
[12] Chicago Daily Herald review of Charter One Pavilion - Chicago concert. Clickhere to read.
[12] Chicago Tribune review of Charter One Pavilion - Chicago concert. Clickhere to read.
[10] Stevie performed yesterday (Sept 09) at Oprah's gala fundraiser for the Democratic presidential candidateBarack Obama.
[07]Orange County Register review of Greek Theatre - LA concert. Clickhere to read.
[07]Seattle Stranger review of Chateau Ste. Michelle Winery concert. Clickhere to read.
[05]The Mercury News review of Mountain Winery - Saratoga concert. Clickhere to read.
[03]Seattle Post review of Chateau Ste. Michelle Winery, Woodinville concert. Clickhere to read.
[03]The Oregonian review of McMenamins Edgefield's concert. Clickhere to read.

August
[28]San Francisco Chronicle review of Concord Pavilion's (San Francisco) concert. Clickhere to read.
[28]San Jose Mercury News review of Concord Pavilion's (San Francisco) concert. Clickhere to read.
[28]The Wall Street Journal review of Lake Tahoe (Nevada) concert. Clickhere to read.
[28]The Examiner review of Concord Pavilion's (San Francisco) concert. Clickhere to read.
[26]USA Today review of San Diego Stevie concert. Clickhere to read.
[26]San Diego Tribune review of San Diego Stevie concert. Clickhere to read.
[26]  LA Times review of San Diego Stevie concert. Clickhere to read.
[10]Newsweek interview with Stevie on 4th August. Clickhere to read.
[10]Pollstar interview with Stevie on 9th August. Clickhere to read.
[10]Stevie visitedLatvia last month and was a special guest of the closing ceremony of the Fourth International competition of young singers of popular music New Wave 2007. He was presented with Diamond cuff-links and said that he would use them only on special occasions! For full details of the event clickhere.
[04]Stevie has announce hisWonder Summer's Night tour of 13 major cities to commence on August 23 in San Diego and end on September 20 in Boston. See Tours page for details.
[04]Stevie will serve as the grand marshal for this year's NASCAR 250-lap race on September 02 which will be broadcast by ESPN. He will issue the command to start the engines before the scheduled 4:30 p.m. start.

July
[24]Songwriter Ron Miller dies at age 74. He wrote songs such asSomeday at Christmas,For Once in My Life and Heaven Help Us All which were made popular by Stevie.
[24]Stevie was at the welcome party on Saturday 21st for David & Victoria Beckham hosted by Will Smith and Tom Cruise where he performed a 15 minute set with songs including Superstition and Signed Sealed Delivered.
[13]Stevie will be featured on the forthcoming Queen Latifah album, Trav'lin' Light, due Sept. 25 playing harmonica on the track Georgia Rose.

June
[25]Stevie will be among the performers on the 2007 BET Awards, to be aired in the US tomorrow night June 26th 8pm ET.
[23]Stevie, Aretha, Carlos Santana and Ben Affleck are joining forces at a benefit concert at Radio City Music Hall on September 18 to raise funds for a Martin Luther King Jr. memorial in Washington, D.C.
[18]Stevie was at the 34th Annual Vision Awards, Saturday night (June 16) at the International Ballroom of the Beverly Hilton hotel. Stevie presented the Vision Award for Lifetime Achievement to the Blind Boys of Alabama. The show ended with a set by Stevie, who drew a standing ovation.
[13]Stevie received a standing ovation as he accepted the American Society of Young Musicians' Living Legend Award Thursday night (June 07) at the organisation's Spring benefit concert in Hollywood. Upon receiving the award he said, "For as long as I live, you have my commitment to give you the best that I've got."

May
[23] Tonight (May 23) Stevie will be appearing at a tribute to Paul Simon who will receive Library of Congress Gershwin Prize for Popular Song. The event will be broadcast on June 27 at 9 p.m. on PBS.
[16] Recent covers of Stevie's songs can be found on new albums by Patti Smith (Pastime Paradise) and Joe Cocker (You Haven't Done Nothing)
[15] Celebs help Stevie Turn 57 In Bahamas. Click here for photo.
[15] Stevie can be heard on the new Deniece Williams album playing harmonica on the song That's How Heartaches Are Made. Also on the album is a cover of the Stevie/Syreeta penned track If You Really Love Me.
[14] The soon to be released Ella Fitzgerald tribute album on June 5th will include a duet of Ella and Stevie singing You Are the Sunshine of My Life recorded live in New Orleans in 1977. Also on the album is Stevie playing harmonica on the track Too Close for Comfort which feature Michael Bublé on vocals.
[12] Happy 57th birthday to Stevie on Sunday May 13th.

April
[30] Stevie was on stage during We Love Ella: A Tribute to the First Lady of Song at the University of Southern California's Galen Center in Los Angeles on Sunday, April 29. The show will air on PBS on June 6th and a companion tribute album will be released June 5.
[12] Stevie had to buy back his 1974 Grammy for Album of the Year - Innervisions at an L.A. auction for $37,375. The Grammy was stolen many years ago. Although the recipient of 24 Grammy's, Stevie says this one is very special to him It was his first album of the year award, the first for his three consecutive albums (1973-76). Also of personal note this award was received by Stevie along with his late mother who escorted him to the stage to accept it.

March
[12] ASCAP will honour Stevie in DC Stevie on Tuesday 13 March as part of Capitol Hill's inaugural ASCAP American Troubadour Award.
[02] Stevie is scheduled to perform during Ghana's Golden Jubilee celebrations with a live performance on March 9, 2007.

February
[20] On Feb 07 Stevie was honoured by the City of Los Angeles as part of their commemoration of African American Heritage Month. Click here for photo.
[12] Stevie along with Tony Bennet picked up another Grammy last night for Pop Collaboration With Vocals: "For Once in My Life". Click here for photo.
[02] TheCity of Los Angeles will present Stevie with the Hope of Los Angeles Award as part of their African American Heritage Month 2007 celebrations.

January
[31] TheSovereign Bank Music Series at Berklee continues with The Great American Songbook: The Music of Stevie Wonder on February 25 at the Berklee Performance Center. Click here for details.
[30] Stevie is scheduled to be one of the presenters at this years Grammy Awards to be held on February 11th.