Monday, May 11, 2009
Montreal Jazz Festival part deux
This just in (I suppose if I keep this up, the Montreal Jazz Festival will take me off its email list):
Opens the Place des Festivals with a Concert Inaugurating the 30th Edition of the Festival
Montreal, Monday, May 11, 2009 - The Festival International de Jazz de Montréal is extremely proud to offer our loyal fans another gorgeous gift as part of this 30th anniversary: a very special free outdoor concert by American music giant Stevie Wonder, in his first-ever visit to the Festival.... Stevie Wonder will literally launch the Festival's 30th anniversary celebrations when he opens the brand-new Place des Festivals this Tuesday, June 30 at 9:30 p.m. on the General Motors stage.... Stevie Wonder, peerless icon of American black music, is the ideal choice to illuminate an event as illustrious as the Festival's 30th anniversary....
Who doesn't love Stevie Wonder? Everybody loves Stevie Wonder. I love Stevie Wonder. I'd give my firstborn (sorry, Jonah) to be at that concert (after which I'd want him back). But what makes him "the ideal choice" to inaugurate the Jazz Festival's 30th year? Is it (I didn't write this, they did) because he's black? I'm just saying.