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John Legend Set to Perform at Theater Named in His Honor


Business WireJohn Legend will perform at the high school he once attended, at a theater that now bears his name. 

The Grammy award-winning artist is set to head back to his alma mater, Springfield North High School in Springfield, Illinois, on October 9 for a ribbon cutting ceremony at the school’s new John Legend Theater, reports the Springfield News-Sun.

Legend raised $500,000 for the renovated, $2.5-million theater.  

Communications and Special Projects Consultant Kim Fish said that the musician’s donation helped speed development of the project.

“John was really a catalyst to get something that we all wanted to do finally done,” she said. “It’s been 10 years in the making.” 

Two-hundred wristbands for entry to the celebratory concert will be given on a first-come, first-served basis to the public.  

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