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In addition to his passion for music, Usher Raymond, IV is an art fanatic whose name was recently included amongst the six new Woodruff Arts trustees announced this week. Usher, 30, is the only entertainer on the 79-member board, and is its only member with a Web site where one can purchase limited-edition Armani dog tags (benefiting his youth charity). The center hopes that Usher’s inclusion on the board will assist them in their goal of getting more youngsters interested in the art world. Usher has already joined the Woodruff’s education task force to assist in their efforts:
“I first and foremost would like to give more young people, who wouldn’t otherwise have the means, the opportunity to experience art programming at the Woodruff Arts Center,” he said in an e-mail. “I also hope to share new ideas that can combine art and service as powerful agents of change in Atlanta.” (Source)
Usher also recently announced that the new title of his upcoming CD will be “Monster”….no additional details have been released, but the the superstar has been grinding for months now in studios from Vegas to the ATL. No word on a release date, but from the looks of the title Usher is planning on coming back HARD! Can’t wait!
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