Stevie Wonder to be Honored in D.C.

Stevie Wonder is visiting Washington this week to receive the Gershwin Prize for Popular Song from the Library of Congress.

Wonder is slated to perform a newly composed song for the first time Monday evening in a concert at the library. The song was commissioned by the library and will be performed with a full orchestra.

Later this week, President Barack Obama will award Wonder the Gershwin Prize in a White House ceremony.

Wonder was self-taught on piano, harmonica and other instruments and was just 12 when he first wowed national TV audiences on shows like Dick Clark's "American Bandstand."

Wonder is the second person to receive the Gershwin Prize. The first honoree was Paul Simon in 2007.

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