FOURTH OF JULY: The Legend Of John


PHILLY.COM: The city announced at 11 this morning that Grammy-winner John Legend and Philadelphia’s own Boyz II Men will be the major marquee names during July’s Welcome America festivities. Legend will fulfill the title of his latest album — Live From Philadelphia — at the July Fourth concert on the Parkway. Fireworks will follow, of course — weather permitting. The soul singer used his real name, John Stephens, when he was a student at the University of Pennsylvania in the late 1990s. Boyz II Men will perform the following night, Saturday, July 5, before the pyrotechnics at Penn’s Landing. The rhythm-and-blues crooners, who went to Philadelphia’s High School for the Creative and Performing Arts, were among the best-selling recording artists of the 1990s. MORE

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