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)
More than 13 thousand fans from all over the world tuned into Ultra Music Festival's live webcast announcing that the popular electronic festival will take place over two weekends, not just one, this upcoming year. It all goes down March 15 to 17 and March 22 to 24.
Fans thought the announcement was that the lineup was going to include Swedish House Mafia and Daft Punk, who haven’t played there in 10 years, or even a hologram DJ AM.
The festival celebrates its 15th anniversary this upcoming year.
Tickets go on sale Wednesday, Oct. 17, at UltraMusicFestival.com.
Last year, more than 165 thousand fans attended the festival and more than 2 million watched it on live stream.
An independent study by the Washington Economics Group Inc. found that Ultra contributed $79 million/year and 915 jobs to Miami-Dade County. Actually, the majority of fans at Ultra, over 60 percent, travel from outside the county, to the festival.
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