The winners for the John Legend tickets are listed below. Thank you again to the Creative Artists Agency for sponsoring the contest.
August 15 – Philadelphia, PA (The Mann Center) – Debbie Belgrove – WINNER!
September 1 – Los Angeles, CA (Greek Theatre) – Jason Gilmore – WINNER!
I had the chance to see John in my hometown and he put on a very energetic show. He’s much more comfortable away from the piano now than he was earlier in his career. The show featured a return to a lot of material from “Get Lifted,” and of course he performed many songs from his current album “Evolver.” My favorite was a stripped down version of “Everybody Knows.” John sat on a stool while an acoustic guitar strummed the melody for most of the song before the rest of the band kicked in for a spirited finale.
India Arie was more than worthy as the opener. After some opening technical difficulties with the microphone, she breezed through hits such as “Video,” played the flute on several songs, and performed a stunning version of “Ghetto,” from her latest album “Testimony Vol. 1, Love & Politics.” She even covered Sade’s “Pearls” before her set was finished. Some around me were saying they didn’t know if John Legend could top her performance!
1. John Legend founded this charity to fight extreme poverty that was, in part, named after a song from his sophomore CD Once Again.
2. John really upped the tempo for this lead radio single from Evolver featuring a southern ATLien rapper. Name the song.
3. Name the soul legend who John collaborated with for last year’s Grammy-winning “Stay With Me (By The Sea).”
1. Show Me Campaign
2. Green Light
3. Al Green