John Legend - April 22-23
The multiple Grammy winner returns to South Florida, one of his favorite touring haunts, following a
judging gig on the ABC reality singing competition "Duets." Legend's hits include "Ordinary People,"
"Used to Love U," "Heaven" and "Save Room."
The former child pianist prodigy played with Lauryn Hill,
Alicia Keys, Twista and Janet Jackson before he was 'discovered' and signed by Kanye West.
Legend has returned the favor by providing an opening act platform for such then-rising talent as
Robin Thicke, India.Arie and Corinne Bailey Rae.
This time around he's performing in an
intimate, acoustic setting highlighted by guitar, vocal accompaniment and a string quartet.
8 p.m. Tues., April 22; $140-$403
Broward Center for the Performing Arts, 201 SW Fifth Ave., Fort Lauderdale
8 p.m. Weds., April 23; $242-$807
Kravis Center for the Performing Arts,
701 Okeechobee Blvd., West Palm Beach
(Slaven Vlasic / Getty Images / Courtesy /February 19, 2014)
It’s been awhile since his name has been on any Top 40 charts, so here’s a refresher on Christopher Cross:
A) He had nothing to do with Kris Kross, the rap duo who wore their clothes backward and sang “Jump.”
B) He had hits from 1979 to 1981 with “Sailing,” “Ride Like the Wind” and “Arthur’s Theme,” from the Dudley Moore version of the film “Arthur.”
C) He won five Grammys for the album with those hits and an Oscar for best original song.
Cross will perform 8 p.m. Friday at Isle Casino and Racing in Pompano Beach. Tickets cost $25.
The casino is at 1800 SW Third St. Call 954-972-2000 or go to Pompano-Park.IsleofCapriCasinos.com.
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