Living for the City

"Music is a world within itself with a language we all understand." Who said that? No, not Jesus, but close. It was Stevie Wonder, the greatest song stylist of this or any other era. And who said, "As long as I know I have love I can make it?" Was it Richard Marx? Clivillés and Cole? Raffi? Wrong again, jackass. Last one: Who sang these immortal words, "We've got jungle fever/We're in love?" That's right, friend. Steven Wonderful sang it. Need a reason to check out Stevie Wonder when he comes through town this week? How about, "You have two ears and they work." We obviously don't need to tell you who this cat is. We don't need to impress you with our encyclopedic knowledge of his work, which is in fact just our ability to key the name "Stevie Wonder" into a search engine. We don't even need to make snarky comments about the visually impaired. We just need to tell you when and where it is (8 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday, December 5 and 6, at the Nokia Theatre at Grand Prairie, 1001 Performance Place), what it's going to cost you ($65 to $95) and how to get more information (Call 972-854-5111 or visit, and you will purchase tickets and attend accordingly.
Wed., Dec. 5, 8 p.m.; Thu., Dec. 6, 8 p.m., 2007
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Geoff Johnston