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SFJAZZ appoints Grammy-winner Terence Blanchard as executive artistic director, MERCURY NEWS

Terence Blanchard, a seven-time Grammy Award-winner and a two-time Academy Award nominee, has been named the new executive artistic director at SFJAZZ.

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Last year, when Randall Kline announced his intention to retire as executive artistic director of SFJAZZ, the obvious question was: how do you follow that? Today the San Francisco arts organization revealed its answer, naming composer, trumpeter and bandleader Terence Blanchard as its new creative leader, and Kline’s successor. READ MORE

Lincoln Center Kicks Off Year-Long Celebration Of Multi-Talented Musician Terence Blanchard – Forbes Magazine

Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts—the home of many New York arts organizations—has kicked off See Me As I Am, a year-long celebration of the multi-talented musician Terence Blanchard.

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Terence Blanchard’s CHAMPION to Premiere at the Metropolitan Opera in April – Broadway World

Terence Blanchard‘s opera Champion, based on the true story of the troubled former middleweight boxing champion Emile Griffith, will have its highly anticipated Metropolitan Opera premiere on April 10, with nine performances running through May 13. Read More

“Fire Shut Up In My Bones” Now Available on iTunes & Apple Music​

“Fire Shut Up In My Bones,” which made history as the first opera by a Black composer to be presented at the Met, is now available on iTunes and Apple Music. Recorded as part of the company’s Live in HD series, this powerful performance stars baritone Will Liverman and sopranos Latonia Moore and Angel Blue, with Music Director Yannick Nezet-Seguin conducting a vivid staging co-directed by James Robinson and Camille A. Brown.
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Coming of age in an ordinary and dangerous place – Chicago Reader

Journalist Charles M. Blow once wrote in his New York Times column that he “likes to think of himself as a Southern writer.” His childhood in Gibsland, Louisiana, shaped his writing, and in the south, “you don’t so much say words as sing them.” Now, at Lyric Opera, his own story is literally being sung. But not exactly in his own words. Read More.