Thursday, July 20, 2017
A Night of Symphonic Hip Hop Featuring Common
Grammy, Oscar, and Golden Globe–winning Chicago rapper, actor, film producer, activist, and poet Common joins the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra for a one-night-only concert of music from his latest album, Black America Again, as well as some of his biggest hits. Common won the 2015 Golden Globe for Best Original Song and the 2015 Academy Award for Best Original Song, for his song "Glory" from the 2014 film Selma, in which he portrays Civil Rights Movement leader James Bevel. *Produced by TCG Entertainment and Live Nation Urban
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