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Common to join John Legend on the bill of 2018 GOOD+ Foundation Benefit in New York City


Rich Polk/Getty Images for The Art of ElysiumCommon is joining John Legend as one of the performers at the 2018 GOOD+ Foundation Benefit on September 12 in New York City.  Together, the two artists won an Oscar and a Grammy for their song “Glory,” from the movie Selma.

The GOOD+ Foundation provides low-income families with social services, and educational support. One of its goals is to help men become better fathers.

“Becoming a father made me see the world differently, and the love I have for my daughter is unparalleled,” Common says in a statement.

“I’m passionate about our youth and making sure they with their families have the necessary items and tools to succeed,” he continues. “That is why I am so proud to support GOOD+ Foundation and their groundbreaking work for a night of comedy and music.”

At the event, Common will hit the stage with Robert Gasper and Karriem Riggins, who together perform as the group August Greene.

The benefit, subtitled “An Evening of Comedy + Music,” will also feature Good Morning America co-host Michael Strahan, and comedian Leslie Jones from Saturday Night Live.

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