Stevie Wonder will headline a July 21 celebrity homecoming concert in Detroit's Hart Plaza as part of the city's 300th anniversary festivities. A host of other music-related events are planned, includ

Stevie Wonder will headline a July 21 celebrity homecoming concert in Detroit's Hart Plaza as part of the city's 300th anniversary festivities. A host of other music-related events are planned, including "Concert of Colors: Tricentennial Diversity Festival," "Jazz Detroit: Swing, Bop & Beyond," and a July 22 concert with the Detroit Symphony Orchestra.

Wonder, born in nearby Saginaw, Mich., was signed to Detroit-based Motown Records in 1960 and saw his 1963 debut album, "Little Stevie Wonder / The 12 Year Old Genius" shoot straight to No. 1 on the Billboard album chart. By the time he was 21, he had already released more than 10 top-10 singles, including "For Once In My Life," "Signed, Sealed, Delivered I'm Yours," and Bob Dylan's "Blowin' In the Wind."

"The addition of Stevie Wonder to the Birthday Festival is of major significance to our celebration," festival chairman Edsel B. Ford II said in a statement. "We wanted to create a world-class celebration that features the best of Detroit's talent and heritage, and that is what we have done." For more information on the festival, visit its official Web site.

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