Music legend Stevie Wonder got in a little warm-up before his Sunday night concert at Target Center in Minneapolis.
Wonder stopped by New Salem Baptist Church in north Minneapolis on Palm Sunday, strode from his front pew to the dais and unleashed a soulful interpretation of a gospel favorite.
"I just want to give all thanks to God for the opportunity to be here," Wonder said to the congregation at New Salem, about 2 ½ miles north of his nighttime venue. "My first celebration of this day is give praise to God." Wonder wowed 'em all as he sang "I Won't Complain," to the accompaniment of a mournful electric organ.
New Salem's reverend, Jerry McAfee, and Wonder have been "friends for long time, and they respect each other dearly," said church official Holly Hollister.
Before Wonder left, he said he would be donating $10,000 to his good friend's church.
Trevor Noah will replace Stewart
Trevor Noah, a 31-year-old South African comedian who joined "The Daily Show" as a contributor last year, will succeed Jon Stewart as the next host of the Comedy Central program. Known in South Africa for comedy that riffs off the country's complex racial and political issues, Noah was selected for the job among a range of comedians much better known in the United States. When Stewart said in February he was leaving the program that made him an influential figure in politics and popular culture, he gave Comedy Central a chance to shake up late-night TV by naming a host who's not a white male. With Noah, "The Daily Show" gets a young biracial comedian little-known in the country but followed by 2 million on Twitter worldwide.
Taylor mops up: The iHeartRadio Music Awards should be called the iHeartTaylorSwift Awards. The pop singer cleaned house at the show Sunday, winning artist of the year and song of the year for "Shake It Off," and even assisted Madonna by strumming her guitar onstage while the pop icon sang a new song. "More than anything in the world, I just hope that any of the fans watching know how much I adore you … we've gotten closer and closer with each year, not further apart," a glossy-eyed Swift said at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles. "Like, you make me so happy." The pop star also won best lyrics for her other hit song, "Blank Space." The second annual iHeartRadio Music Awards also featured Rihanna, Justin Timberlake, Chris Brown and Iggy Azalea.