Stevie Wonder Awarded Presidential Medal of Freedom

by Chris Murray on November 25, 2014

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Songs_in_the_key_of_lifeYesterday Stevie Wonder was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom, our nation’s highest civilian honor. Stevie truly deserved that honor. Just two weeks ago I went to see him in concert on November 9th at the Verizon Center in Washington, D.C. He was performing for the first time the entire album Songs in the Key of Life. It was an unforgettable concert. Stevie had a 30-piece band backing him up along with the stunning India Arie providing vocal parts for the female solos from the recording. What an extraordinary show it was.

We featured Jill Fermanovsky’s portrait of Stevie Wonder in the historic photo exhibition “La Revolucion del Rock & Roll: 1956-2000” in Havana, Cuba. That exhibition was organized by Govinda Gallery and curated by Chris Murray in the spring of 2002. It was one of the largest attended shows at Fototeca de Cuba, the national photo gallery of Cuba.

Govinda Gallery would like to send a happy Thanksgiving to all of our friends.

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