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Common to present annual Michael Davis Lecture at Show Me Center

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CAPE GIRARDEAU, MO (KFVS) -

A hip hop artist is coming to the Show Me Center, but it's not for a concert. 

Common, whose real name is Lonnie Lynn, Jr.,will be the guest speaker at this year's Michael Davis Lecture. 

The annual event recognizes achievements by African-Americans in the media and honors Michael Davis. 

Davis, a 25-year-old mass communications student, died after a hazing incident in 1994.

Common is a triple threat in media. In addition to his career in music, he's also written books and appeared in feature films. 

In 2015, he and John Legend received a Golden Globe Award and an Oscar for Best Original Song for "Glory," a song featured in the civil rights drama "Selma." 

Common's presentation at Southeast, entitled "Greatness," will be held on February 23 at 7:30 p.m. at the Show Me Center. 

Tickets can be purchases online or at the Show Me Center box office. 

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