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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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  • The Oscars

    The Oscars
         Perhaps the saddest thing you can say about this year's Oscars is that the Red Carpet was more interesting than the actual show.      I like to watch it on E, and Ryan Seacrest does an excellent job of interviewing the stars while the Fashion...
  • Academy Awards telecast is all too predictable

    Academy Awards telecast is all too predictable
    How unfortunate that, in presenting the award for best director during the Academy Awards ceremony, Ben Affleck chose to quote Frank Capra's observation that "the cardinal sin is dullness." None of the directors nominated, he added, could be accused...
  • Oscars 2015: 'Glory' wins for original song

    Oscars 2015: 'Glory' wins for original song
    “Glory,” John Legend and Common’s stirring anthem from “Selma,” won the Academy Award for original song Sunday evening at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood. Widely tipped to take the Oscar, the song promises to “fight on...
  • Oscars 2015: Heidi Klum turns heads at Elton John's Oscars Viewing Party

    Oscars 2015: Heidi Klum turns heads at Elton John's Oscars Viewing Party
    “Where do you get the Champagne? Oh! It's over there!” actress Jane Seymour said as she passed through a circle of fans and photographers snapping photos. It's a rare thing to find an entertaining event with a laid-back and relaxed vibe, all...
  • Oscars 2015: 'Glory,' Gaga and everything musical in between

    Oscars 2015: 'Glory,' Gaga and everything musical in between
    On Sunday night, "Glory" came — and it conquered. Minutes after their powerful performance earned an extended standing ovation inside the Dolby Theatre, John Legend and Common won the Oscar for original song with "Glory," their stirring anthem...
  • Common and John Legend talk 'Selma,' 'Glory' and protest music

    Common and John Legend talk 'Selma,' 'Glory' and protest music
    One of the most discussed musical performances during Sunday's Academy Awards broadcast was for the Oscar-winning song "Glory." Taken from the Ava Duvernay-directed film "Selma," the song was written by John Legend and Common, and performed at the Dolby...
  • Golden Globes 2015: rapper Common's memorable, winning speech

    In an evening filled with A-list celebrities, teary thank-you speeches and inside industry jokes, it was rapper Common who truly stood out on stage Sunday at the Golden Globes. While accepting the award for original song for “Glory,” a...
  • Apolis, Quincy Jones to host Alfredo Rodriguez performance

    Apolis, Quincy Jones to host Alfredo Rodriguez performance
    Music legend Quincy Jones is scheduled to introduce Grammy-nominated jazz pianist Alfredo Rodriguez at a special event at Apolis on Thursday. The performance and reception is scheduled from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Apolis Common Gallery at 806 E. Third...
  • Golden Globes 2015: Sweet wins for audacious filmaking

    Golden Globes 2015: Sweet wins for audacious filmaking
    "Unapologetic." Michael Keaton invoked the idea as he accepted the Golden Globe for playing a fading movie actor trying to rise like a phoenix on Broadway. He was referring to his all-too-human character in "Birdman," directed by Alejandro G. Iñárritu,...
  • Grammys 2015: Eminem, the rap category favorite who gets a free pass

    Grammys 2015: Eminem, the rap category favorite who gets a free pass
    He won top honors over other, more relevant acts. He represents the tastes of older Recording Academy voters. His most innovative work is a decade-plus behind him. As Beck was being shamed by Kanye West for winning album of the year on stage at the...
  • Kanye West hit wrong note in latest Grammy diatribe

    Kanye West hit wrong note in latest Grammy diatribe
    Kanye West lost his temper at the Grammys on Sunday. No big news there. He did nearly the same thing in a notorious stage-storming Taylor Swift incident at the MTV Video Music Awards. Before that, he declared that "George Bush doesn't care about black...