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A collection of news and information related to Common published by Tribune Company sources.

Sample songs by Common with iTunes here.
A collection of news and information related to Common published by Tribune Company sources.

Sample songs by Common with iTunes here.
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  • 'Music Together': Sing With Your Child Month!

    'Music Together': Sing With Your Child Month!
    "Hello Everybody, so glad to see you...." I hear those lyrics...to that particular tune...and I'm instantly brought back to my boys' toddler days...when our mornings were spent in a circle, singing and dancing with our little friends. Those memories are...
  • John Legend ' humbled' to perform tribute set at Sundance premiere of Nina Simone documentary

    The opening-night documentary at the Sundance Film Festival closed with a superstar concert. After the credits rolled on "What Happened, Miss Simone?" John Legend took the stage to pay tribute to its subject, Nina Simone. "I'm so grateful to be here...
  • Pharrell, Sam Smith to sing at Grammys; John Legend, Common to perform song from 'Selma'

    Pharrell, Sam Smith to sing at Grammys; John Legend, Common to perform song from 'Selma'
    One sings about being "Happy," the other croons about being sad: Pharrell and Sam Smith will perform at the Grammys next month. The Recording Academy announced Wednesday that Usher and Miranda Lambert also will take the stage at the Feb. 8 show in Los...
  • Grammys: Sam Smith, Pharrell perform

    Grammys: Sam Smith, Pharrell perform
    Does this news make you happy? Top nominees Pharrell Williams and Sam Smith will perform at the Grammys this year, CBS announced Wednesday. Miranda Lambert, Usher, Common and John Legend are also set for the Feb. 8 event at the Staples Center in Los...
  • From Run the Jewels to J. Cole, how today's musicians carry on Martin Luther King Jr.'s legacy

    From Run the Jewels to J. Cole, how today's musicians carry on Martin Luther King Jr.'s legacy
    At the recent 2015 Golden Globe Awards, show host Tina Fey delivered one of the most poignant and effective jokes of the evening in regard to the multi-nominated film “Selma,” based on the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.-led voting rights march...
  • 'Selma' cast marches in Alabama; free screenings for students planned

    'Selma' cast marches in Alabama; free screenings for students planned
    Setting aside the perceived snub of "Selma"  in the Oscars nominations last week, director Ava DuVernay and producer Oprah Winfrey joined their cast and crew to march alongside local residents of Selma, Ala., on Sunday in celebration of Martin Luther King...
  • Rapper-actor Common celebrates Dr. King's b'day with Oscar nomination for song from 'Selma'

    Common says earning an Oscar nomination for his music attached to a film about the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. on the activist's birthday makes the moment one of the best in his career. Common's "Glory," featuring John Legend, earned an Academy Award...
  • 'Selma' snub by Oscar voters detonates debate about diversity in Hollywood

    When the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences unveiled this year's Oscar nominees Thursday morning, there was little buzz over Benedict Cumberbatch vs. Eddie Redmayne for best actor or, good Lord, Meryl Streep's 16-zillionth nomination for best...
  • Oscar nominations 2015: Common, John Legend, Tegan and Sara lead field

    A soulful civil rights anthem and an electro-pop sugar rush are two of the tracks up for music awards at this year's Oscars. Common and John Legend's "Glory," from the acclaimed film "Selma," leads an unusually wide bill of contenders for best...
  • Common celebrates Dr. King's birthday with Oscar nomination

    Common celebrates Dr. King's birthday with Oscar nomination
    Common says earning an Oscar nomination for his music attached to a film about the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. on the activist's birthday makes the moment one of the best in his career. Common's "Glory," featuring John Legend, earned an Academy Award...
  • Why all the love for George Clooney?

    Social media is agog over George Clooney's tribute to his wife, Amal, at last weekend's Golden Globe Awards in Hollywood. Women, especially, are swooning in their tweets and Facebook postings. Said Clooney, "Listen, it's humbling to find somebody to...