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John Legend to perform at Ohio theatre named in his honour

File- This March 9, 2016, file photo shows John Legend at AOL's BUILD Speaker Series to discuss his 10-episode WGN Network series "Underground" at AOL Studios in New York. The Oscar- and Grammy-winning artist is set to perform at the dedication of a recently renovated $2.5 million theater that’s named in his honor.(Photo by Andy Kropa/Invision/AP, File)
October 02, 2016 - 9:50 PM

SPRINGFIELD, Ohio - Oscar- and Grammy-winning artist John Legend is set to perform at the dedication of a recently renovated $2.5 million theatre that's named in his honour.

The Springfield News-Sun reports (http://bit.ly/2dtj2O7 ) Legend donated $500,000 for the project and will perform at the Oct. 9 ribbon-cutting ceremony at the 680-seat John Legend Theater at the Springfield Center of Innovation: The Dome.

Legend is a graduate of Springfield North High School.

The school board says it probably wouldn't have taken on the project without Legend's help.

The Dome now houses several education programs, including the Greater Springfield CareerConnectED Center, where students can explore several areas including creative arts, digital media and welding.

Wristbands will be distributed in advance of the performance to selected teachers, staff members, community partners and more than 100 students.

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Information from: Springfield News-Sun, http://www.springfieldnewssun.com

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