Spring Speakers

UNT continues its tradition of attracting acclaimed speakers when two Grammy Award-winners visit campus this spring.

Philanthropist and R&B singer John Legend will speak as part of the Distinguished Lecture Series at 7 p.m. Feb. 7 at the UNT Coliseum. Best known for such songs as "Ordinary People" and "Green Light," he has worked with Kanye West, Jay-Z and Alicia Keys, and his most recent work, 2010's Wake Up!, is a collaboration with The Roots. Time named Legend one of its 100 Most Influential People in 2009.

Spoken word artist, musician, author and actor Henry Rollins will speak as part of the Fine Arts Series at 8 p.m. March 3 at the Murchison Performing Arts Center. Rollins often tells anecdotes about his life in a punk band — he was the lead singer for Black Flag and the Rollins Band — or spouts his opinion on serious topics. He is working on a series for the National Geographic TV channel.

For ticket information for Legend, visit the UNT Division of Student Affairs. For tickets for Rollins, visit the Murchison Performing Arts Center website beginning Jan. 23.



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