John Legend – Memorial Auditorium – Sacramento, CA. May 22, 2007 - …John Legend gave me hope for the age group that is roughly ten years my junior. Musicianship and artistry is alive undoubtedly – as applied by the 28 year-old Legend. He performed in front of roughly 3,000 at Memorial Auditorium Tuesday night. Legend impressed me most with his ability to sing “Ordinary People” with enough passion that you could believe it was the first time he had sung the standard of his young catalog. Other highlights for me were “Number One”, Let’s Get Lifted”, and “Used to Love You”. …Legend spent the majority of the concert at the piano – grinding out his soulful self-written tunes. He was cool, laid-back, and totally about the music. The audience of multi-racial music lovers that came out for the show seemed to thoroughly enjoy his one hour twenty minute set comprised of songs from his 2005 Grammy winning Get Lifted album, and it’s 2006 follow up, Once Again. …Emily King opened the show. I liked her performance mostly because of her good songs, and funky funky band. While the 21 year-old King still looked a bit uncomfortable out front as a performer – her talent for writing seemed undeniable.