It was a masterful evening of song and honest emotion at Madison Square Garden last night, with Stevie Wonder doing Songs in the Key of Life. The 1976 double album, chock full of hits, delivered a solid reminder of his songwriting genius — and allowed him plenty of room for showmanship.
But this was no oldies revue. It was full of musical surprises, progressive performances, and social relevance. Stevie rapped between songs, broke into tears on several occasions and spread love and joy to the packed house.