Stevie Wonder honored in DC, will perform new song

WASHINGTON (AP) - Stevie Wonder is in Washington to receive the Gershwin Prize for Popular Song from the Library of Congress.

He'll also perform a newly composed song for the first time Monday evening during a concert at the library. The library commissioned the tune that 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 is 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 was Paul Simon in 2007.

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