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Common

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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  • Alvin brothers reunite with a little help from Big Bill

    Alvin brothers reunite with a little help from Big Bill
    The music of blues giant Big Bill Broonzy bonded Phil and Dave Alvin as kids growing up in California during the '60s. So it was only fitting that when the brothers came to Chicago recently, they got a chance to play the 1946 Martin guitar that Broonzy...
  • Neko Case skewers fanboys in new music video

    Neko Case skewers fanboys in new music video
    If you've ever seen Neko Case in concert, you know a sizable portion of her shows are a kind of comedy act, a rolling back-and-forth between Case and Kelly Hogan, her longtime backing singer. You know that Case and Hogan, both of whom worked at one time...
  • Datebook

    Sunday, July 20 River run Kayak the Patuxent at Jug Bay Wetland Sanctuary, 1361 Wrighton Road, Lothian, 11 a.m. Meet at Patuxent Wetland Park and paddle to Chris Swarth Boardwalk at Glendening Preserve. After lunch, there's an optional hike before...
  • Midwest events

    Midwest events
    Illinois July 13: Biking with Beanzie, DeKalb. The Kishwaukee Kiwanis sponsor this annual charity ride with routes from 27 to 101 miles. There's also a community/family ride of 3, 5 or 8 miles. tinyurl.com/knabebp. Miles from Chicago: 65 Through Aug....
  • 'Genius Talks' and international acts offer fans ranging perspectives

    'Genius Talks' and international acts offer fans ranging perspectives
    Sunday afternoon of the 2014 BET Experience offered stimulating opportunities for fans to encounter normally inaccessible perspectives. "Genius Talks" was forefront of this. Held in the Concourse Hall of the L.A. Convention Center, popular public...
  • Common spotlights Chicago rappers on 'Nobody's Smiling' cover art

    Common spotlights Chicago rappers on 'Nobody's Smiling' cover art
    It’s one thing for a rapper to feature up-and-coming artists from their city on their songs. It’s another to put these artists on the cover of their album. That’s what Common did in the cover art for his upcoming album, “Nobody&...
  • 'Transformers 4' vs. 'Snowpiercer': What Michael Bay and Bong Joon-ho Have in Common

    Two action movies opened in U.S. theaters this past weekend. One of them -- which you may not have heard of, thanks to the Weinstein Co.'s criminally nonexistent marketing campaign -- is "Snowpiercer," Bong Joon-ho's marvelously imaginative dystopian...
  • Relocation of special-needs program irks parents

    On a typical school day, Asher Windberry struts like a rock star into the main office at Mariners Elementary School. Donning his trucker hat and favorite pair of neon shades, he smiles, raising his hand to high-five school staff as he makes his way, mom...
  • Dave and Phil Alvin, former Blasters mates, resurrect partnership

    Dave and Phil Alvin, former Blasters mates, resurrect partnership
    It's not unusual for estranged musicians to reconcile and start working together again, even when the musicians are family. Think of the Everly Brothers, who broke up acrimoniously in 1973, then reunited a decade later to make a string of critically...
  • No denying climate change deniers

    People who refuse to drink the Kool-Aid known as global warming-climate change are not just "deniers"; we are guilty of a "nihilistic refusal" to address the issue. So says a Washington Post editorial commenting favorably on Monday's Supreme Court...
  • Happy 20th to Da Brat's 'Funkdafied'

    Happy 20th to Da Brat's 'Funkdafied'
    Pop quiz: Who was the first solo female rapper to have an album go platinum? Missy Elliott? Lil' Kim? Nicki Minaj? No one would blame you for guessing any of those iconic rappers. You'd be wrong, though. Chicago rapper Da Brat set that benchmark with her...