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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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  • 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...
  • Lehigh Valley's influence is felt on the Oscars

    Lehigh Valley's influence is felt on the Oscars
    There are no Lehigh Valley filmmakers in the running for Oscars this year, unlike 2014, when former Parkland High School student Chris Renaud was a nominee as director of "Despicable Me 2." But that doesn't mean that there aren't a lot of local...
  • Record heat, record snow: The coasts are clearly weather-beaten

    Record heat, record snow: The coasts are clearly weather-beaten
    In the never-ending cross-country rivalry, winter is the West Coast's prime time to win. We hold up our sand to the East Coast's snow, and wiggle our pedicured, flip-flopped toes at clunky, thick-socked boots. On social media, we send out photos of...
  • 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...
  • Datebook

    Sunday, Feb. 22 'Artful Adventure' An opening reception will be held from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. for an exhibit at Quiet Waters Park, 600 Quiet Waters Park Road, Annapolis, that is a collaboration among three magnet schools' visual arts departments: Bates...
  • 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...
  • Louder Than a Bomb goes off for 15th anniversary

    Louder Than a Bomb goes off for 15th anniversary
    Television and film star Alec Baldwin, recently having returned from filming a role in "Mission Impossible 5," the latest in the franchise that has earned more than $2 billion worldwide, was talking on the phone from Manhattan about his upcoming trip to...
  • Civil-rights soundtrack still on freedom highway

    Civil-rights soundtrack still on freedom highway
    In the midst of the stirring "Glory," the musical centerpiece of the Oscar-nominated movie "Selma," South Side rapper Common delivers a terse summation of how words, melody and a protest merged during the civil-rights movement. "We sing, our music is...