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Stevie Wonder gets political in New York

Tuesday, August 18, 2015 - 01:23

Music legend Stevie Wonder delights his New York fans with a free concert in Central Park and voices his support for Hillary Clinton. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).

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ROUGH CUT (NO REPORTER NARRATION) Legendary musician Stevie Wonder wrapped up his day of promotional surprise concerts in Central Park in New York on Monday (August 17). Wonder announced that 20 more concerts have been added to his "Songs in the Key of Life Performance" tour, and to promote the new dates he staged three free pop-up concerts through the East Coast on Monday, starting in Washington D.C. in the morning, Philadelphia in the afternoon and ending the run in New York in the evening. In Central Park, Wonder performed hits from his critically acclaimed 1976 album "Songs in the Key of Life", such as "As", "Sir Duke" and "I Wish." Wonder, now 65, holds the distinction of having won 25 Grammy awards, more than any other artist. He discussed politics and the 2016 presidential election. When asked what he thought of the current presidential candidates and who he would vote for, he immediately showed his support for Hillary Clinton. He added that he believed that men are getting it wrong, and that the U.S. really needs a woman to "run this thing." Globally Wonder has sold more than 100 million albums, won an Oscar and a Golden Globe, and is the youngest recipient of the Kennedy Center Honors. He has received the Presidential Medal of Freedom and is a United Nations Messenger of Peace.

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Stevie Wonder gets political in New York

Tuesday, August 18, 2015 - 01:23