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)
The Adrienne Arsht Center will welcome Diana Krall's eclectic jazz on Tuesday, when the Canadian pianist and vocalist will perform numbers from her 2012 album, "Glad Rag Doll." The show will start at 8 p.m. in the Knight Concert Hall. ($55-$125 plus fees, ArshtCenter.org)
Local bands will fill the week with club shows, and Boca Raton's Funky Biscuit will close it out Thursday through Sunday with its blues showcase Biscuit Fest. Homegrown artists such as Roosevelt Collier, Albert Castiglia and the Heavy Pets are on the bill. DrFameus, an electronica project by Disco Biscuits drummer Allen Aucoin, also will perform. For the full schedule, visit the venue's website. ($69.57 for four-day pass, $16.82-$27.37 for single-day passes, FunkyBiscuit.com)
And starting Friday, the Heineken TransAtlantic Festival will bring top Latin rock bands to the North Beach Bandshell, at the north end of Miami Beach. Electro-tango group Bajofondo and the electro-tropical Bomba Estereo will headline the festival. ($23-$35, TransAtlanticFestival.com)
Less-funky and more-shrill music will come from Revolution Live Saturday, when late-'90s industrial-punk group Mindless Self Indulgence returns to the club. The band, fronted by singer Jimmy Urine, released its latest album March 13, titled "How I Learned To Stop Giving a S--- and Love Mindless Self Indulgence." ($32.75, Ticketmaster.com)
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