Stevie Wonder Salute at L.A.’s Nokia Gets the Grammy Treatment

February 11, 2015 6:34 PM

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Stevie Wonder Salute at L.A.’s Nokia Gets the Grammy Treatment

There can be worse things than a cavalcade of pop stars interpreting the Stevie Wonder songbook. But on Tuesday night at L.A. Live’s Nokia Theatre, where “Songs in the Key of Life” was being taped for a Feb. 16 airing on CBS as “An All-Star Grammy Salute,” it became increasingly clear that the show’s billing was either misleading or this reporter was not reading between the lines.

“Songs in the Key of Life” — Wonder’s 1976 double-album magnum opus that was the culmination of a string of masterpieces that began in 1972 with “Music of My Mind” and “Talking Book” and continued through Wonder’s Grammy-winning trifecta of “Innervisions,” “Fulfillingness First Finale” and “Songs” i...

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