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Recording artist, concert performer and philanthropist John Legend will speak and perform at 7 p.m. Feb. 7 in the UNT Coliseum.
The nine-time Grammy Award winner will discuss a range of topics from music, education, philanthropy and social activism, and perform a few songs as part of the Distinguished Lecture Series.
Legend, who has won nine Grammy Awards and was named one of Time magazine’s 100 most influential people in 2009, began his career as a session player and vocalist. He has an unbroken chain of Top 10 albums, including “Get Lifted” (2004), “Once Again” (2006) and “Evolver” (2008), each reaching the top of the Billboard R&B/Hip Hop charts.
In 2007, Legend launched the Show Me Campaign, an initiative using education to break the cycle of poverty. In 2010, he was awarded the BET Humanitarian of the Year award, the CARE Humanitarian Award for Global Change in 2009, and the 2009 Bishop John T. Walker Distinguished Humanitarian Service Award from Africare.
Enter to win tickets by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with “John Legend” in the subject line by 5 p.m. Feb. 3. Winners will be selected at random from all responses.
Faculty, staff and alumni tickets are $20, and public, $25. Floor seating for faculty, staff and alumni is $30 and $40 for the public. Students receive one free ticket with I.D. and can purchase one guest ticket for $15.
The Distinguished Lecture Series is sponsored by the Division of Student Affairs. Previous speakers include President George W. Bush, former Secretary of Defense Robert M. Gates, environmental activist Robert F. Kennedy Jr., scientist Bill Nye, financial planner Suze Orman and former president of Mexico Vicente Fox.
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