Stevie Wonder is a national treasure, and any time spent in presence is likely to leave you feeling a little better about the state of the world than you did before. This December, that soothing presence feels utterly necessary, a tonic to counteract the forces of greed and dysfunction that hang over current events like a bad smell. For this edition of his nearly-annual House Full Of Toys concert benefiting people with disabilities and families in need, Wonder will be performing his classic albums Talking Book and Innervisions in their entirety, and bringing along a host of special guests including Tony Bennett, Pharrell Williams, Savion Glover, Dave Matthews and Andra Day. For a musician with a fifty-year career, Wonder is still performing at a very high level; his appearance a few Christmases ago playing the complete Songs In The Key Of Life was a glorious, highly emotional triumph. Treat yourself and someone you love to what is sure to be the holiday concert of the year.
Stevie Wonder’s House Full Of Toys at the Staples Center, Sunday, December 10 at 8:00 pm. Tickets, $29.50 to $159.50 available here.