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

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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.
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  • Thompson kicks off Summer Concert Series

    Thompson kicks off Summer Concert Series
    The East Woodstock Cornet Band kicked off the Thompson Summer Concert Series on June 28. Under a towering canopy of trees, with a bank of yellow daylilies behind them, 37 band members entertained the crowd with selections spanning a wide range of...
  • '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&...
  • Preparations for BET Experience event reach fever pitch

     Preparations for BET Experience event reach fever pitch
    Days before the Friday launch of the second annual BET Experience, L.A. Live was packed with workers feverishly getting ready for the three-day festival. Inside Staples Center, crews were preparing the arena for a weekend of shows that will include...
  • 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...
  • 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....
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Phil and Dave Alvin rekindle brotherly love

    Rock 'n' roll siblings are inevitably going to fight. Much like the Kinks' Dave and Ray Davies, Oasis' Noel and Liam Gallagher or Duane and Gregg Allman, Phil and Dave Alvin are no exception. Now, the stories of the duo's infamous blowouts during their...
  • Common Core sparks flood of legislation

    WASHINGTON Stephen Colbert mocked it. Comedian Louis C.K. called it a "massive stress ball that hangs over the whole school." And lawmakers in state capitols spent countless hours over the past few months debating it. Their target is the Common Core, a...