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Is summer over? Common headlines final Twilight Concert

Published August 29, 2012 10:30 am

Music • Hip-hop artist and Aloe Blacc to wrap up first season of SLC series in which admission wasn't free.
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If we're lucky, the third night Common will spend in Utah this calendar year will be as memorable as the first two were to him.

During the Sundance Film Festival, the multitalented hip-hop artist and actor headlined the packed nightclub Sugar on Main Street in Park City. He was in town for screenings of the crime drama "Luv," in which he played Vincent, a recent Baltimore ex-con, who takes his 11-year-old nephew under his wing. "I love Park City," enthused the man born as Lonnie Rashid Lynn Jr.

Then, in March, the Chicago native celebrated his 40th birthday at the Salt Lake City nightclub ONE, where the guests included Kanye West and recent Olympic gold-medal winner Serena Williams. "It was one of the best times in my life," Common said of the party.

Next up for Common is headlining the final Twilight Concert of the summer at Pioneer Park on Thursday, Aug. 30.

It will be during a break for Common, who's in the midst of shooting his AMC TV series "Hell on Wheels." The show had its second-season premiere on Aug. 12, serving as the lead-in to "Breaking Bad."