In Performance at The White House Stevie Wonder - WQED

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In Performance at The White House Stevie Wonder - WQED

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Rosemary Martinelli412-622-6433rmartine@wqed.orgGeorge Hazimanolis412-622-1366ghaziman@wqed.orgWQED TO AIR STEVIE WONDER IN PERFORMANCE AT THEWHITE HOUSE: THE LIBRARY OF CONGRESS GERSHWIN PRIZEProgram will tape on Wednesday and air ThursdayPITTSBURGH – In Performance returns to the White House for a very special program,Steve Wonder In Performance at the White House: The Library of Congress GershwinPrize airing Thursday, February 26 at 8pm on WQED-TV.Singer and song writing legend Stevie Wonder – President Obama’s favorite singer – willbe honored. This event is the first-ever musical celebration held at the Obama WhiteHouse. The President and First Lady will attend, and the President will personallypresent the Second Library of Congress Gershwin Prize for Popular Song to StevieWonder. Invited audience members will be primarily students and teachers.The special will be taped on February 25 and will air just one day later on PBS. Theconcert includes performances by Wonder himself and Tony Bennett, Diana Krall,Martina McBride, Esperanza Spalding, Will.i.am, and the gospel duo Mary Mary, amongothers.


The Gershwin Prize for Popular Song was created by the Library of Congress to honorartists whose creative output transcends the distinctions between musical styles andidioms, bringing diverse listeners together, and fostering mutual understanding andappreciation.WQED Pittsburgh, honored with the 2007 and 2006 Mid-Atlantic Emmy® Award forStation Excellence, was founded in 1954 as the nation’s first community-supportedbroadcaster. WQED creates, produces and distributes quality programs, products andservices to engage, inform, educate and entertain the public within its community andaround the world. WQED Pittsburgh is one of the first broadcasters in the country to befully high-definition (HD) in its studio and field production capabilities. It is the parentcompany of WQED-TV (PBS); WQED: The Neighborhood Channel; WQED: TheCreate Channel; WQEX-TV (A ShopNBC affiliate); WQED-FM 89.3/Pittsburgh; WQEJ-FM 89.7/Johnstown; a publishing division that includes PITTSBURGH MAGAZINE; local andnational television and radio productions; WQED Interactive (www.wqed.org); and TheWQED Education Department.# # #

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