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

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Sample songs by Common with iTunes here.
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  • 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...
  • Park Ridge orchestra salutes military in pre-Presidents Day concert

    The Park Ridge Civic Orchestra marked a night of patriotic music in time for Presidents Day with its "Americana" concert on Feb. 11. Singer Wayne Messmer was the special celebrity guest of the night in which veterans and current members of the U.S....
  • Open government supporters push for public records update

    Open government supporters push for public records update
    ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — When Maryland adopted its public information policy 45 years ago, email hadn't been invented yet, commercial laser printers were being refined for the market and the ink on the federal Freedom of Information Act was barely dry....
  • Grammys 2015 was a low-wattage affair

    Grammys 2015 was a low-wattage affair
    Whatever happened to the splashy awards-show production number? Once upon a time — say two or three years ago — high-concept spectacle was the default mode for a live television event like the Grammy Awards. You get the chance to play that...
  • Sam Smith takes top honors at Grammys

    Sam Smith takes top honors at Grammys
    The 57th Grammy Awards belonged to Sam Smith, the freshman British singer-songwriter who took home three of the four top awards — and underscored the lightning speed in which an artist can capture the popular imagination in the age of YouTube and...
  • Snow delays Boston Super Bowl parade

    Snow delays Boston Super Bowl parade
    The Super Bowl celebration for New Englanders and their beloved Patriots will have to wait another day as Boston continues to get battered by heavy snow. Mayor Marty Walsh said the city will postpone a planned victory parade through downtown until...
  • Our look at The Grammy Awards, and ranking the performances from best to worst

    Our look at The Grammy Awards, and ranking the performances from best to worst
    Soulful singer Sam Smith made it his night Sunday at the 57th annual Grammy Awards, taking home four awards, all major ones, and giving easily the night’s best performance. The surprise wasn’t that Smith didn’t win the fifth –...
  • Grammys 2015: Eminem takes best rap album honors

    Grammys 2015: Eminem takes best rap album honors
    Eminem’s “The Marshall Mathers LP 2”¬†took the prize for rap album at the 57th Grammy Awards on Sunday. A sequel to his seminal 2000 work (titled after his birth name), the record continued the well-worn themes he's spent most of his...
  • Don't fumble on an otherwise strong college admission run

    Dear Mr. Bradshaw, I have submitted applications to a number of top-tier colleges and am now waiting to hear their decision. I will be on pins and needles until the April 1 decision date. You have worked with a lot of high school seniors who have...
  • Raise a glass at concert Monday to aid ailing bartender

    Sandpiper Lounge bar owners and brothers Chip and Chuck Harrell will be serving up altruism with drinks Monday night during a benefit to support Matt Schwirtz, the lounge's bartender and doorman for nearly a dozen years. Have a Heart Fundraiser will...
  • For the record

    Ceramic artist: An article in the Jan. 3 Saturday section on ceramic artist Dora De Larios quoted her incorrectly on a series of artists she met after studying art in college. The quote should have read: "Through Gia, I met Nina Simone, Carmen McRae,...