John Legend, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Sting, Justin Timberlake to perform at Oscars

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John Legend captivated a sold out crowd at Atlanta's Chastain Park Amphitheatre in July 2014. File photo: Robb Cohen


John Legend, who with rapper Common was awarded a 2015 Oscar for “Glory,” the ballad written for Atlanta-filmed “Selma,” is among the performers who will perform at the 2017 Oscars. Legend is following the December release of his “Darkness and Light” album with a spring tour that will roll through Chastain Park Amphitheatre May 19.

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Nominees Lin-Manuel Miranda, Sting, Justin Timberlake also will take the stage during the Feb. 26 event.

“We’re thrilled to welcome these world-class artists to the Oscars. These performances will not only celebrate the five extraordinary nominated original songs, but also the integral part music plays in movies,” show producers Michael De Luca and Jennifer Todd said in a statement.

Legend, whose trophy shelf holds 10 Grammy awards, will perform both “Audition (The Fools Who Dream)” and “City of Stars,” from “La La Land.”  Timberlake will perform the catchy Oscar-nominated song “Can’t Stop The Feeling” from the movie “Trolls.” Sting will perform “The Empty Chair” from “Jim: The James Foley Story,” the Oscar nominated song he co-wrote with three-time Oscar nominee J. Ralph.

Miranda, creator of the Broadway hit “Hamilton,” will be joined by Auli’i Cravalho for a performance of Miranda’s Oscar-nominated song, “How Far I’ll Go,” written for “Moana.”

 

 


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