Five months after an elegant, charismatic and flawless performance at Reynolds Hall in the Smith Center, nine-time Grammy Award-winning singer-songwriter and musician John Legend delivered another master-class concert, this time Sunday night at The Chelsea in The Cosmopolitan of
Where other acts have struggled with the sound and acoustics in The Chelsea --
The Chelsea, outfitted with rows of chairs on the spring-loaded main floor, became date night as couples aplenty reveled in Legend's smooth-as-silk ballads upon ballads, broken up only by the uptempo "Green Light" and a fun cover of
Legend is a master pianist, storyteller and charmer, and his flirty glances and smiles (Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Edition model and newlywed wife
Flirty? Before singing his second song of the night, "Tonight (Best You Ever Had)," Legend said, "
Sunday night's setlist included "Made to Love," "Tonight (Best You Ever Had)," "Let's Get Lifted," "Used to Love U," "Maxine," "Again," "Save Room," "Green Light," "Rock With You," "Who Do We Think We Are," "Bridge Over Troubled Water," his new single and video "You and I (Nobody in the World)," "Caught Up in Your Love," "Ordinary People," "So High" and, for his encore, his first No. 1, the inescapable smash "All of Me."
The evening ended appropriately with a rousing standing ovation, with Legend's final words, "God bless all of you."
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