facebook
twitter
rss
account
search
search
 

Stevie Wonder honored in Paris

March 6, 2010 at 3:42 PM   |   Comments

| License Photo
PARIS, March 6 (UPI) -- U.S. singer Stevie Wonder has been made a commander of the arts and letters by French Culture Minister Frederic Mitterrand, officials say.

The honor in Paris comes 30 years after Wonder was named to receive it, the BBC said. Wonder, 59, was named a commander in 1981, the report said, but scheduling conflicts delayed his formal decoration.

"I receive this honor in memory of my mother and in memory of all of those that have made it possible for me to stand here today," Wonder said, the BBC reported.

Wonder also was in Paris to perform and receive a lifetime achievement prize at France's biggest musical awards show.

© 2010 United Press International, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Any reproduction, republication, redistribution and/or modification of any UPI content is expressly prohibited without UPI's prior written consent.
Most Popular
1
Hank Baskett says transgender model extorted him Hank Baskett says transgender model extorted him
2
Dennis Rodman crashes Carmen Electra's Halloween party Dennis Rodman crashes Carmen Electra's Halloween party
3
Melissa McCarthy talks 'Ghostbusters 3' rumors Melissa McCarthy talks 'Ghostbusters 3' rumors
4
Cream bassist Jack Bruce dies at age 71 Cream bassist Jack Bruce dies at age 71
5
Megan Fox to star in James Franco's 'Zeroville' Megan Fox to star in James Franco's 'Zeroville'
Trending News
Around the Web
x
Feedback