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November 26, 2013 at 10:36 AM

John Legend makes them swoon at the Paramount | Concert review

(Erika Schultz/The Seattle Times)

(Erika Schultz/The Seattle Times)

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John Legend romanced his fans at the Paramount Theatre with nearly two hours of music Monday night — sexy, soulful fare that made them swoon, cheer and sing along.

Backed by a four-piece band and two female backup singers, the nine-time Grammy Award-winning singer-pianist opened with the silky-smooth “Made to Love,” from his current album, “Love in the Future.”

Dressed in black shirt, jacket, slacks and shoes, the Ohio native looked stylish but casual for a show that highlighted soul and R & B songs from “Love in the Future” and his previous album, “Evolver,” as well as “Once Again” and “Get Lifted.” Some the lyrics — “Give me the green light/Give me just one night” — sounded like pickup lines.

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November 4, 2013 at 9:58 AM

Diana Krall to play Paramount

Sultry singer Diana Krall, who recently has added an Americana element to her jazz set with the superb, T-Bone Burnett-produced “Glad Rag Doll,” will appear in Seattle next year. Krall was in fine form at the Monterey Jazz Festival in September, though she had not by then integrated the two sides of her set very…

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