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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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  • 'Uptown Funk' gets standardized test twist

    'Uptown Funk' gets standardized test twist
    Assistant Principal Michael Courington dances down a hall at Scott Elementary School with his posse of three. A dozen teachers sitting at tables in the school library suddenly jump up and start dancing like it's the beginning of summer vacation. Even...
  • 2015 Scholarships

    2015 Scholarships
    Scholarships 2015 Flawless Scholarship Slam Current or former high school students who is currently attending or will attend will attend a college within the US or its territories. To enter, register as part of the powerpoetry.org community and add your...
  • Oscar 2015 -- the Lady Gaga show!

    "I'VE switched over to watching 'My 600-lb Life!'" That's an e-mail I received at the almost half-way point of Sunday night's (as usual) interminable Oscar telecast. WHAT IS there to legitimately critique every year, when a whole lot of privileged...
  • 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...
  • 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...