Usher, Jennifer Hudson, Paul McCartney, Bon Jovi: Hamptons Scene

By Amanda Gordon - 2012-08-17T12:50:33Z

Photograph by Shahar Azran/WireImage

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The Magic

"It never gets tired, it never gets old, the magic, the magic of the Apollo," Usher said before he performed a few hits and a new song, "Twisted." "I really have to say that I wouldn't be the artist I am today if I didn't have that point of reference, watching amateurs go up there, nervous as day one."

From left, John Sykes, president of Clear Channel Entertainment Enterprises, Rico Love, producer and songwriter, Usher and Pharrell Williams, the rapper, producer and entrepreneur who curated the evening.