February 2013


Tickets on Sale for Feb. 27 "An Evening With John Legend" at DSU

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Tickets are now on sale for “An Evening with John Legend,” a combination speaking engagement and mini-concert at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 27 in the Memorial Hall Gymnasium on the campus of Delaware State University.                      John Legend   Tickets are $10 for DSU students and $20 for the general public, and can be purchased online at www.DSUHORNETS.com (Go to the section More from DSU toward the bottom of the home page and click on “An Evening with John Legend”). Tickets can also be purchase at the DSU Ticket Office in Memorial Hall on campus.   For more information, contact the DSU Division of Student Affairs at (302) 857-6300.   Nine-time Grammy Award winner, John Legend is a multi-talented artist known for his signature vocals and songwriting style that has earned him 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 #1 on the Billboard R&B/Hip Hop charts. He has collaborated with some of the best in the business and has written for numerous artists on bestselling recordings by artists including Lauryn Hill, Alicia Keys, Jay-Z and Kanye West.   John's debut album, Get Lifted, earned eight Grammy nominations; won Best New Artist, Best R&B album and Best Male R&B Vocal Performance for Ordinary People while selling more than three million copies worldwide. His follow-up album, Once Again, earned an RIAA platinum certification and a Grammy award for "Heaven", which also won Best Male R&B Vocal Performance. In 2008, John released Evolver, his third Top 10 album and embarked on an extensive world tour with his ten-piece band.   Most recently, John and the band The Roots released Wake Up! (2010), a compilation of music from the 60's and 70's all with an underlying theme of awareness, engagement and social consciousness which won two Grammy Awards for Best R&B Album and Best Traditional R&B Vocal Performance. The album is highlighted with tracks like "Little Ghetto Boy" by Donny Hathaway and Baby Huey and the Babysitters' "Hard Times."Wake Up! also includes John's original composition "Shine," which won a Grammy award for Best R&B Song and is featured in Oscar award winner Davis Guggenheim's domestic education reform documentary Waiting for 'Superman.'   Throughout his career, John has worked to make a difference in the lives of others. In 2007, John Legend launched the Show Me Campaign (ShowMeCampaign.org), an initiative that uses education to break the cycle of poverty. John was awarded the 2010 BET Humanitarian of the Year award, the2009 CARE Humanitarian Award for Global Change, the 2009 Bishop John T. Walker Distinguished Humanitarian Service Award from Africare, and the 2012 Harvard Foundation Artist of the Year Award.

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