How to see John Legend in Dayton this week

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A brief look at John Legend's history in the entertainment industry.

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Springfield’s favorite son will be in Dayton this weekend.

John Legend — the first black man in history and one of the youngest to win an EGOT (Emmy, Grammy, Oscar and Tony awards) — will make an appearance at the Dakota Center, 33 Barnett St. in Dayton, at 2 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 4.

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Legend's visit will be in support of Democrats running for election on the ballot  Tuesday, Nov. 6. 

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Grammy award winning singer John Legend made a stop at It's Tyme  Beauty Shop in Dayton and greets employees including Hope Hillsman, a stylist at the shop. Legend made the 2012 stop to encourage people to register to vote and to support President Barack Obama's re-election. LISA POWELL / STAFF
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Grammy award winning singer John Legend made a stop at It's Tyme Beauty Shop in Dayton and greets employees including Hope Hillsman, a stylist at the shop. Legend made the 2012 stop to encourage people to register to vote and to support President Barack Obama's re-election. LISA POWELL / STAFF

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Credit: Lisa Powell

Democrats will be canvasing the area Sunday between noon and 9 p.m. to rally supporters.

The Dakota Center serves as a meeting place.

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Legend is best known for a long list of  songs that includes “All of Me,” “Ordinary People,” “Save Room,” “Green Light” and “Tonight.”

The Springfield native frequently visits the area and has stomped for candidates here in the past.

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Legend is expected to make a 11:30 a.m. stop at 4900 Smith Road in Norwood, and at 4 p.m. at  George Washington Carver High School, 2200 E 55th St. in Cleveland.

Legend will discuss expanding economic opportunity and protecting access to quality, affordable health care.

Grammy-winning singer John Legend greets fans after performing  Sept. 29, 2012 at Wright State University as part of Sen. Barack Obama's campaign to encourage voters to cast their ballots early. Staff photo by Chris Stewart
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Grammy-winning singer John Legend greets fans after performing Sept. 29, 2012 at Wright State University as part of Sen. Barack Obama's campaign to encourage voters to cast their ballots early. Staff photo by Chris Stewart

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Credit: Chris Stewart

JOHN LEGEND’S PATH TO EGOT

Emmy |  2018 for "Jesus Christ Superstar Live In Concert"

Grammy | 10 awards including best new artist and best R&B album in 2006; best R&B album, best R&B song and best traditional R&B vocal performance in 2011 and best song written for visual media in 2016.

Oscar | 2015 Best Original Song ("Glory")

Tony | 2017 Best Revival of a Play ("Jitney")

HOW TO GO? 

What: John Legend Supporting Democrats in Dayton

Where: Dakota Center, 33 Barnett St. in Dayton,

When: Sunday, Nov. 4. Legend is expected to appear at 2 p.m.

Cost: Free

More info: ohiodems.org

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