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The Artist Toolbox

In THE ARTIST TOOLBOX, leading American actors, singers, musicians, designers, painters, dancers, architects and authors discuss their challenges and passions, and the satisfaction they derive from practicing their art. Writer-director John Jacobsen, a faculty member at TheFilmSchool in Seattle, coaxes from his talented subjects engaging insights and candor. Surprising moments from these intimate, frank and humorous discussions reveal the raw beauty behind the creative process. This season, Jacobsen joins inspiring creative masters, including Tony-winning actor Jason Alexander, pop/classical crossover violinist David Garrett, author Isabel Allende, Grammy-winning performer John Legend, fashion designers Isabel and Ruben Toledo, actor Tom Skerritt, haute couture . . .

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Saturday, Feb 9, 2013 - 5:00 PM    "John Legend" In this episode of The Artist Toolbox, get a taste of the performance chops of six-time Grammy Award-winning recording artist John Legend with host John Jacobsen. More than just good looks and what Legend has called a 'presumptuous' name, Legend's innate musical ear and talent for fusing his early gospel influences with hip-hop, jazz and even classical music, has found him working with top names such as Lauryn Hill, Alicia Keys, Janet Jackson, Talib Kweli, Jay-Z, Britney Spears, Eve, Common, the Black Eyed Peas and longtime producer and friend, Kanye West. So adept at weaving myriad sounds and genres, Legend seems to have created a signature sound, if not genre, of his own. D
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