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    Thu, 25 Apr 2013 10:14:29

    John Legend Helps Raise $200,000 for Show Me Campaign - It's an education program

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    • John Legend - FLORENCE, ITALY - SEPTEMBER 05: John Legend and Andrea Bocelli perform onstage during the white party dinner hosted by Andrea and Veronica Bocelli celebrating Fight Night In Italy benefitting The Andrea Bocelli Foundation And The Muhammad Ali Parkinson Center on September 5, 2014 in Florence, Italy.
    • John Legend - FLORENCE, ITALY - SEPTEMBER 05: John Legend and wife Chrissy Teigen attend the white party dinner hosted by Andrea and Veronica Bocelli celebrating Fight Night In Italy benefitting The Andrea Bocelli Foundation And The Muhammad Ali Parkinson Center on September 5, 2014 in Florence, Italy.
    • John Legend - FLORENCE, ITALY - SEPTEMBER 05: John Legend performs onstage during the white party dinner hosted by Andrea and Veronica Bocelli celebrating Fight Night In Italy benefitting The Andrea Bocelli Foundation And The Muhammad Ali Parkinson Center on September 5, 2014 in Florence, Italy.

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    On Saturday April 20, John Legend hosted an event to celebrate the Show Me Campaign, a nonprofit organization founded by the singer that works to break the cycle of poverty through education.

    Held at John Legend's Hollywood Hills home, the event raised more than $200,000 to support the Show Me Campaign's education programs, including upcoming projects in Los Angeles! That is amazing. Nice work, Mr. Legend.

    Legend himself captivated guests with a live performance, previewing his upcoming album Love in the Future before introducing music icon Stevie Wonder, who accompanied Legend on harmonica for "Ordinary People," before playing some of his own greatest hits.

    The evening also featured a luxury auction by Christie's. Guests bid on a variety of one-of-a-kind items ranging from a double date with John Legend and fiancé Chrissy Teigen to Legend's personal piano, where he wrote hits like "If You're Out There" and "Green Light."

    The evening was co-hosted by Boston Consulting Group, The Eli and Edythe Broad Foundation and Gucci. Unreal Candy, Creative Artists Agency, Ralph Lauren. Morgan Stanley and Exxon Mobil also supported the event. All proceeds from the event will support the Show Me Campaign's education programs.

    John Legend's philanthropy is becoming legendary!

    What is your favorite John Legend track? Learn more about Show Me Campaign on their website.

    —Maggie Pannacione
    04.25.13



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