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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.
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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  • Bluesman Guy Davis gets busier with age

    Bluesman Guy Davis gets busier with age
    At 62, blues musician Guy Davis is coming off the busiest year of his life. Some might be surprised by the constantly touring pace Davis keeps, but the Bronx, N.Y., resident is not. If you ask him, it is merely a prediction coming to fruition. “...
  • Dave & Phil Alvin toast Big Bill Broonzy at the Troubadour

    Dave & Phil Alvin toast Big Bill Broonzy at the Troubadour
    Roots rocking brothers Phil and Dave Alvin brought their latest project home with their roof-raising performance Saturday at the Troubadour in West Hollywood highlighting from their album, “Common Ground: Dave Alvin & Phil Alvin Play and Sing the...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • For John Legend, love and social protest make for an 'interesting mix'

    For John Legend, love and social protest make for an 'interesting mix'
    John Legend navigates through an obstacle course of Hollywood industry folk — photographers, a publicist, celebrity handlers, a model — all of whom inhabit the kitchen and living room of his Hollywood Hills home. The model is his wife,...
  • Grammys: Sam Smith, Pharrell perform

    Grammys: Sam Smith, Pharrell perform
    Does this news make you happy? Top nominees Pharrell Williams and Sam Smith will perform at the Grammys this year, CBS announced Wednesday. Miranda Lambert, Usher, Common and John Legend are also set for the Feb. 8 event at the Staples Center in Los...
  • GUSD Candidate: Nayiri Nahabedian

    GUSD Candidate: Nayiri Nahabedian
    At a Glance: Age: 45 Occupation: Faculty member, California State University, Los Angeles; GUSD Board Member Political affiliation: Democrat Education: UCLA -- Master of Social Welfare, School of Public Policy & Social Research, 1995 UCLA -- Bachelor...
  • Oscar nominations 2015: Common, John Legend, Tegan and Sara lead field

    Oscar nominations 2015: Common, John Legend, Tegan and Sara lead field
    A soulful civil rights anthem and an electro-pop sugar rush are two of the tracks up for music awards at this year's Oscars. Common and John Legend's "Glory," from the acclaimed film "Selma," leads an unusually wide bill of contenders for best...
  • 'Selma' cast marches in Alabama; free screenings for students planned

    'Selma' cast marches in Alabama; free screenings for students planned
    Setting aside the perceived snub of "Selma"  in the Oscars nominations last week, director Ava DuVernay and producer Oprah Winfrey joined their cast and crew to march alongside local residents of Selma, Ala., on Sunday in celebration of Martin Luther King...
  • From Run the Jewels to J. Cole, how today's musicians carry on Martin Luther King Jr.'s legacy

    From Run the Jewels to J. Cole, how today's musicians carry on Martin Luther King Jr.'s legacy
    At the recent 2015 Golden Globe Awards, show host Tina Fey delivered one of the most poignant and effective jokes of the evening in regard to the multi-nominated film “Selma,” based on the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.-led voting rights march...
  • Common celebrates Dr. King's birthday with Oscar nomination

    Common celebrates Dr. King's birthday with Oscar nomination
    Common says earning an Oscar nomination for his music attached to a film about the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. on the activist's birthday makes the moment one of the best in his career. Common's "Glory," featuring John Legend, earned an Academy Award...