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Justin Bieber, Drake to appear at Stevie Wonder's toys benefit

December 16, 2011 |  1:29 pm

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Stevie Wonder will be getting assists from Justin Bieber, Drake, Michael McDonald, Faith Evans, Little Anthony & the Imperials, gospel singer Hezekiah Walker and additional guests for his 16th annual House Full of Toys benefit concert Saturday at 8 p.m. at the Nokia Theatre in L.A.

Wonder's holiday shows are typically generous affairs, with him performing throughout the evening, alternating with and sometimes joining the guest performers. Concertgoers are asked to “bring an unwrapped toy or unwrapped gift of joy” to the show, which will be collected for distribution to Los Angeles area children, people with disabilities and families in need.

Other performers slated for this year’s lineup include Charlie Wilson, Noel Gourdin, Gerald Clayton, Nuttin’ But Stringz, Shelea Frazier, Treasure Davis and Savannah Robinson. “American Idol” musical director Rickey Minor will be producer and music director. Tickets are $39.50 to $149.50.

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Photo of Stevie Wonder at the House Full of Toys benefit in 2004. Credit: Robert Gauthier / Los Angeles Times.

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