WE RECOMMEND THIS EVENT: Common, the Oscar®, Golden Globe®, Emmy®, and Grammy®-winning cultural icon, continues to break down barriers with a multitude of diverse roles and
WE RECOMMEND THIS EVENT: Common, the Oscar®, Golden Globe®, Emmy®, and Grammy®-winning cultural icon, continues to break down barriers with a multitude of diverse roles and critically acclaimed music. Join him for an intimate concert and conversation from his new memoir, Let Love Have the Last Word, which explores love as an action and a tool for self-betterment, and healing humanity.
In 2014, Common starred in Selma, the Oscar®-nominated film centered around the civil rights marches that changed America. Alongside John Legend, he won both Oscar® and Golden Globe® Awards for “Best Original Song in a Motion Picture” for the film Glory.
He recently appeared in the box office record-breaking Suicide Squad, starred opposite Keanu Reeves in the highly anticipated sequel John Wick: Chapter 2, and lent his voice to the animated film Smallfoot alongside an all-star cast including Channing Tatum, Zendaya, James Corden, and LeBron James.
Common’s 11th studio album, Black America Again, includes the Emmy®-winning “Letter to the Free,” as well as the socially conscious title track featuring Stevie Wonder. After collaborating on the album, Common, Robert Glasper, and Karriem Riggins created supergroup August Greene, which performed last year in the Kennedy Center Concert Hall.
For the past few years, Common has been deeply engaged in social justice and advocacy work around mass incarceration, mental health, and voting. After the success and impact of his Imagine Justice concert in 2017 and his Hope & Redemption Tour to eight different prisons, Common launched Imagine Justice as a new nonprofit in 2018. Centered at the intersection of art and activism, Imagine Justice is dedicated to leveraging the power of art to advocate for communities around the country, to fight for justice and equality, and to stand united against injustice wherever it appears.
DATE: Monday May 13, 2019, 8pm
LOCATION: The Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts, 300 S. Broad Street, Philadelphia, PA 19102
For ticket admission go to: https://www.kimmelcenter.org
(Monday) 8:00 pm ET