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A resonant Tosca

There’s a war raging in Europe. A brutal clash that includes an entrenched repressive autocracy and ordinary civilians determined to fight for their freedom. Tyrannical power is vested in one man—a deranged “security” professional who cares only about his own twisted agenda. He decides who lives and dies; everyone trembles before him. Someone needs to […]

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Terence Blanchard Gets His Fire Back

Jenny Bagert Terence Blanchard I’ve never been too crazy about the post-Blanchard-Harrison Group work of trumpeter Terence Blanchard, and in particular his soundtrack work for Spike Lee has left me cold. But that film work has probably earned him his greatest acclaim, including a Grammy for the 2007 album A Tale of God’s Will (A […]