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Stevie Wonder will still be going at midnight

If you're heading to tonight's Stevie Wonder show at First Niagara Center - and, if you care at all about American music, you probably are - plan on making yourself comfortable. It's going to be a long night.

As in you will most likely be there singing along to Stevie at midnight.

Wonder is nearing the end of the U.S. leg of his "Songs in the Key of Life" Tour and he will be playing the entirety of that rightly renowned 1976 2-LP/1-EP set tonight.

But when he's finished with "Songs," he will still just be getting warmed up.

After an intermission, Wonder and his ensemble will return for a second set, one that will serve to remind us that, though "Songs in the Key of Life" is his absolute masterpiece, there is much more to the man's 50-plus-year catalog.

Shows on this tour have averaged about four hours in length. It's not likely that Wonder, who has not performed in Buffalo in decades, will skimp on the full presentation this evening.

email: jmiers@buffnews.com

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