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'Tonight is for my OGs': Usher brings a veteran's skills to the BET Experience

'Tonight is for my OGs': Usher brings a veteran's skills to the BET Experience

With sophisticated lighting cues, a 13-piece band and unannounced appearances by established stars (including two local heroes), Usher’s performance at the BET Experience wasn’t exactly a rejection of spectacle. The R&B singer understands what it takes to move a demanding festival crowd, and Friday night he put that knowledge into action — just one reminder that, at 37, he’s been a professional entertainer for more than half his life.

Yet none of that made the concert remarkable. What you thought about as you filed out of Staples Center was probably the same thing folks were thinking as they left the bowling alley in Brooklyn where Usher

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