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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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  • Common yanked as N.J. commencement speaker after police protest over song

    Common yanked as N.J. commencement speaker after police protest over song
    Common has been nixed as a commencement speaker at a school in New Jersey after police took issue with one of his more controversial tunes, "A Song for Assata," which takes a sympathetic view of a woman convicted in the 1973 death of a state trooper....
  • New Jersey school cancels Common as commencement speaker

    New Jersey's Kean University has cancelled hip-hop artist Common as commencement speaker after police voiced concerns over a song about a woman convicted of killing a police officer who fled to Cuba. The school announced the Academy Award winner's...
  • New Jersey school cancels Common as commencement speaker

    New Jersey school cancels Common as commencement speaker
    New Jersey's Kean University has cancelled hip-hop artist Common as commencement speaker after police voiced concerns over a song about a convicted cop killer who fled to Cuba. The school announced the Academy Award winner's selection on Monday, but...
  • AP Exclusive: California leaders routinely use private email

    Gov. Jerry Brown, Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom and other top elected officials in California acknowledge using personal email accounts to conduct government business, and it's not clear if their private exchanges are retained as public records or subject to...
  • Jeb Bush points to conservative record in Florida

    Jeb Bush points to conservative record in Florida
    Jeb Bush is trying to convince the conservative faithful across the country that he's no "RINO" — a Republican In Name Only. The prospective presidential frontrunner's eight-year record as Florida governor helps make the case to doubters that he...
  • Selma plus 50

    I liked the movie "Selma," though it could have done without the rap song during credits that referenced "hands up, don't shoot," a slogan that emerged from the shooting of Michael Brown by a Ferguson, Missouri, police officer whose actions the Justice...
  • Registration for park programs start March 9

    It's time to break out the soccer shoes and gardening tools. The Naperville Park District will begin delivering the Spring 2015 Program Guide to residents' homes last week. Paper registration forms for spring programs, summer camps and West Street...
  • Religion News for March 28 to April 4

    Sunday Palm/Passion Sunday services St. Andrew's United Methodist Church, 4 Wallace Manor Road, Edgewater, will begin Holy Week with two services of hymns, lessons, and the Eucharist celebrating Jesus' entrance into Jerusalem and the Passion narrative...
  • Music education aids in brain development, vital to learning

    As a 7-year-old pianist, I experienced the joy of learning Beethoven's "Fur Elise." My eyes deciphered the notes on the page, my ears guided me to depress the right keys, and my fingers translated the symbols on the page with the right speed, rhythm,...
  • Q&A: John Legend on race, Common, Sam Smith, 'Blurred Lines'

    John Legend says he's concerned that the "Blurred Lines" verdict could set a scary precedent for artists creating music inspired by others. In a wide-ranging interview with The Associated Press, the Grammy winner said understands why people say 2013's...
  • Vince Staples turns rap into a documentary--and he also loves the movie 'Beethoven'

    Vince Staples turns rap into a documentary--and he also loves the movie 'Beethoven'
    Hip-hop fans looking for a pleasant diversion should look to someone other than Vince Staples.   “Listening to this music shouldn’t be like, 'This feels like a good time,'” said Staples, 21, who joins Odd Future MC Earl Sweatshirt for...