Thursday, May 26, 2005

John Legend

John Legend in Concert

Target celebrates Black Music Month with an exclusive concert by John Legend, $25,000 donation to the Harlem School of the Arts and compilation CD release. Target will present a private concert with Legend on Sunday, June 19, 2005 from 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. at the Canal Room in New York City as part of its month-long commemoration of black music and musicians.

John Legend's debut CD, Get Lifted has gone platinum. Target gives back more than $2 million a week to support arts, education and social services organizations across the country. In honor of Black Music Month, Target will donate $25,000 to the Harlem School of the Arts to fund scholarships in the disciplines of music, theater, dance and visual arts. Founded in 1964 by world-renowned African-American opera singer Dorothy Maynor, the Harlem School of the Arts serves more than 3,000 students in the New York Metropolitan Area each year. Harlem School of the Arts is one of the few institutions in the nation offering comprehensive pre-professional and post-secondary arts training primarily to African-American and Latino students, many who are from economically disadvantaged families.

Music fans can go online to or visit Target to purchase the exclusive compilation CD honoring Black Music Month. Retailing for $5.99 and available during the month of June, the CD features artists as diverse as Queen Latifah, Barry White, Donna Summer, Boyz II Men and more. Through listen-and-win radio promotions with Radio One and WBLS-FM, winners from across the country will be flown to New York to attend the John Legend concert presented by Target. The rest of the audience will be comprised of special invited guests. Posted by Hello