Chubby Checker coming to Wilmington for Common Cause

The legendary pop singer Chubby Checker is best-known for his 1959 smash “The Twist,” which helped popularize the dance of the same name. So it feels somehow appropriate that when Checker plays the Blockade Runner in Wrightsville Beach on Jan. 31, it will be to benefit a group fighting gerrymandering, the practice of “twisting” voting districts into extreme shapes in order to benefit the party in power.