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Stevie Wonder

Stevie Wonder Stevland Hardaway Jenkins is what it may say on his birth certificate, but this world-renowned, transcendent artist is better known as Stevie Wonder. Even at birth, Stevie was ahead of his time. He was born premature and doctors were unsure if he would live. Stevie was placed in an incubator to save his life. As a result of the incubator supplying Stevie with too much oxygen, he was left blind. Throughout life, Stevie never let his disability hold him back. By age 10, he had already...

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Stevie Wonder

According to Steve Huey, “Wonder was born Steveland Hardaway Judkins in Saginaw, MI, on May 13, 1950” (np). As a premature infant, he was put in an incubator, with an excess of oxygen that resulted in a visual condition known as retinopathy, causing blindness (Huey np). Steve Huey said that, “He learned piano, drums, and harmonica all by the age of nine” (np). Stevie performed for a few friends in 1961, while being discovered by Ronnie White of the Miracles, who arranged an audition with Berry Gordy...

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Stevie Wonder- Songs in the Key of Life

Music Review: Stevie Wonder – Songs in the Key of Life (1976) Stevie Wonder is a much-beloved American icon and an indisputable genius not only of R&B but popular music in general. Although not being able to see, he found out his talent in music as a child and went on making this in his life. Maybe his natural musical talent and a little help of his acute hearing sense contributed to be the musician that he is now, whose songs are vibrant, colorful music teeming with life and ambition. The album...

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Superstitious Stevie Wonder Josh Beck

“superstition” that I noticed was the dynamics, singing voice and singing style, and tempo. Right from the beginning of both songs, you are able to notice distinct sound differences between the two songs. For example, Stevie Wonder’s version starts with drums and a synth drum bass and then Stevie adds the electric guitar. On the other hand, Jeff Beck’s version immediately begins with the guitar, and eventually adds drums to the beat. In terms of the dynamics of the song, Wonder’s version has a softer, funkier...

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The Sense of Wonder

particularly high in our interest scale. The article titled “The Sense of Wonder” by Rachel Carson talks about the unique sense of wonder that characterizes newborns and children and the way that growing old and age counteracts and reduces this special gift. Carson details very specific suggestions for parents to promote and therefore establish connections between children and nature.  It is important to start building a sense of wonder at an early age in order to preserve it and at the same time avoid...

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Great Composers of the 19th Century

He then became Little Stevie Wonder. “Fingertips (Pt. 2)”, a live recording from a Motown Revue performance became Little Stevie Wonder’s first major hit in 1963. This song featured Stevie Wonder on vocals, congas, and harmonica. Not only was this piece his first major hit, it was a number one hit on the United States pop charts. This event brought him into public awareness. He then dropped the “Little” from Little Stevie Wonder and became Stevie Wonder. Throughout the 1960’s...

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Where I Live and What I Live For

That is remarkable to me how they eye can take what is in front of you, process it, display it into your mind and keep rolling until you lose your eyesight or you kick the bucket. The eye is the gateway to music, with exceptions like Ray Charles, Stevie Wonder, and Kuha’o, but for others making music requires vision. You have to be able to see what you are playing in order to learn how to make it better or to help learn another instrument. Making music with your voice is easy you elongate your voice...

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The Temptations and Motown Music

Gordy had gathered the best jazz and blues players in and Motown was born through his genius. This small but dynamic record company has produced and help make many stars that we all know today such as Diana Ross and the Supreme, The Temptations, Stevie Wonder, and more recently the Jackson 5, Boyz II Men , and Queen Latifah. It is very surprising that both the genre of Motown and Hitsville remind unharmed by racism for the most since Detroit has been historically known for severe racism and segregation...

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Gershwin Prize

oCan Paul Simon, Stevie Wonder and Paul McCartney Have Anything in Common? Paul McCartney will be awarded the Gershwin Prize for Popular Song from the White House on June 2, 2010 by the Library of Congress. Many of his contemporary songwriters will be present for the event. Photo Credit What do Paul Simon, Stevie Wonder and Paul McCartney have in common other than popular icons of music: the Gershwin Prize for Popular Song. The Gershwin Prize is one of the many honors awarded  by the Library...

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Irony in the Short Story "Cathedral"

senses, but he is fixated on sight and physical appearance. After drawing the cathedral with his eyes closed at the end, the narrator experiences an epiphany and does not feel limited whatsoever by the darkness. As the famous blind musician Stevie Wonder once said, "Just because a man lacks the use of his eyes doesn't mean he lacks vision.”...

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