Musical Legend Stevie Wonder To Be Honored With An Original Artis Lane Sculpture To Be Unveiled March 4, Prior To The 20th Annual Soul Train Music Awards

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Stevie Wonder honored with sculpture from renowned artist Artis Lane

Musical legend and humanitarian Stevie Wonder will be honored with the unveiling of an original larger-than-life sculpture by renowned fine arts painter and sculptor Artis Lane, to be presented to Wonder immediately prior to the 20th Annual Soul Train Music Awards on Saturday, March 4 in the Gold Room of the Pasadena Civic Auditorium at 1:00 p.m.

The sculpture has been commissioned as a token of friendship and appreciation to Wonder from Artis Lane and Soul Train, and will be maintained as a part of Wonder’s personally-owned art collection, according to Soul Train creator Don Cornelius.

The Soul Train legacy continues on with the 20th Anniversary milestone of the urban music leader’s annual award’s show, which will be co-hosted this year by Vivica A. Fox and Tyrese.

The 20th Annual Soul Train Music Awards Special Awards recipients include Academy Award winner Jamie Foxx and Destiny's Child, to be presented with the 2006 Quincy Jones Award for Outstanding Career Achievements Male and Female respectively by Quincy Jones.

R. Kelly will be presented with the first ever 2006 Stevie Wonder Award for Outstanding Career Achievements in Songwriting by Stevie Wonder.

John Legend is this year's special recipient of the 2006 Sammy Davis, Jr. Award for Entertainer of the Year.

The 20th Annual Soul Train Music Awards will air in nation syndication via Tribune Broadcasting between the window of March 11 through March 19.

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Karen Sundell            

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Lori Lousararian

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