Stevie Wonder Receives Lifetime Achievement Award

R&B Music legend Stevie Wonder received a Lifetime Achievement Award from the National Civil Rights Museum in Memphis, Tennessee, on Tuesday night (Oct. 17). During his acceptance speech, the 56-year-old star serenaded the crowd with a medley of his hit songs including ?My Cherie Amour? and ?I Wish.? Playing an electronic keyboard, Wonder told the audience of 5,000 people that music is a gift he can share, challenging them and the world to “use the gifts God has given us to help those less fortunate.” He said, “You must use your eyes, voices, and ears. Tomorrow is never promised to any of us. You must be the best you can be right now.” Previous recipients of the annual awards include Martin Luther King Jr?s widow Coretta Scott King, former US Presidents Bill Clinton and Jimmy Carter and talk show host Oprah Winfrey.

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