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Dover Post
  • Spend “An Evening with John Legend” this month

  • Grammy Award winning musician John Legend will be at Delaware State University later this month for a speaking engagement and mini-concert.
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  • Tickets are now on sale for "An Evening with John Legend," a speaking engagement and mini-concert at 7 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 27 in the Memorial Hall Gymnasium on the campus of Delaware State University. Tickets are $10 for DSU students and $20 for the public.
    Legend, a nine-time Grammy Award winner, was last in Dover on Friday, July 20 of last year for the inaugural Firefly festival that took place on the Dover International Speedway property.
    Known as a multi-talented artist with signature vocals and songwriting style, Legend has earned legions of worldwide fans along with a string of Top 10 platinum-selling albums. His albums "Get Lifted" (2004), "Once Again" (2006) and "Evolver" (2008) each reached number one on the Billboard R&B/Hip- Hop charts. He has collaborated and written for numerous artists on best-selling recordings by Lauryn Hill, Alicia Keys, Jay-Z and Kanye West.
    Legend sits on the boards of Teach for America, Stand for Children and the Harlem Village Academies. He serves on the Advisory Council for Turnaround and is an "IRC Voice" for the International Rescue Committee. He is also the national spokesperson for Management Leadership for Tomorrow, a nonprofit organization that assists the next generation of minority business leaders.
    In 2007, he was named spokesman for GQ Magazine's "Gentlemen's Fund," an initiative to raise support and awareness for five cornerstones essential to men: opportunity, health, education, environment and justice.
    At his Feb. 27 engagement, Legend will share his passion for education, self-awareness and social-consciousness, and perform musical selections that have earned him international acclaim.
    To purchase tickets, visit www.dsuhornets.com or the DSU ticket office in Memorial Hall on campus.
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