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January 14, 2007 | Elizabeth Khuri
Common doesn't fit the hip-hop stereotype. He raps about peace, his jeans fit smartly and he's the author of three books for young children. "People have the impression that hip-hop is one way, but it's very broad. There are so many voices," the Grammy Award winner says. Born Lonnie Rashid Lynn 34 years ago, his first crossover mainstream album was "Like Water for Chocolate" in 2000, and his best-selling--so far--has been 2005's "Be."
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January 14, 2007 | Elizabeth Khuri
Common doesn't fit the hip-hop stereotype. He raps about peace, his jeans fit smartly and he's the author of three books for young children. "People have the impression that hip-hop is one way, but it's very broad. There are so many voices," the Grammy Award winner says. Born Lonnie Rashid Lynn 34 years ago, his first crossover mainstream album was "Like Water for Chocolate" in 2000, and his best-selling--so far--has been 2005's "Be."
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January 27, 2012 | By Matt Donnelly, Special to the Los Angeles Times
Stars bundled up. Studio execs forked over cash. Everyone got headaches from altitude (and hangovers). The Sundance Film Festival's opening weekend has come and gone again, leaving a trail of exhausted but excited independent filmmakers and happier, swag-laden celebs. Here's a guide to who partied where in Park City, Utah. Bing Bar: With deep leather couches and three floors of open bars, the Claimjumper Hotel was transformed by search engine Bing to house film junkets, cocktail parties and a performance series that included stand-up from Aziz Ansari and concerts from Cobra Starship, the Civil Wars and the biggest party draw — a 45-minute set from rapper Drake.
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William Orbit Record producer, musician, 43 What he's done: "Attach his name to any project, and it immediately becomes viable," London's Time Out magazine wrote of Orbit. The Englishman has been a presence in pop's experimental, electronic and dance divisions since 1984, releasing records as a member of such groups as BassOmatic, Torch Song and Spill (a duo with Beth Orton) and on his own.
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