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The Score celebrates the fresh vision of Black composers, February 2021

Terrance Blanchard, composer

Composer Terrance Blanchard has a long relationship with filmmaker Spike Lee.  Blanchard said this about writing for Spike's films: "One of the things with Spike's movies is that the music takes on a narrative role." We'll hear a conversation with Blanchard in the Feb 20th broadcast.

2/6        Alternate Realities  Edmund Stone peeks into other dimensions this week with Alternate Realities on The Score, featuring movies that are filled with mind-bending premises including Inception, Source Code, Groundhog’s Day, The Matrix and more.

2/13      Great Romances  Love is in the air this week on The Score as Edmund brings you a bouquet of some of the most romantic movies ever made including Romeo and Juliet, When Harry Met Sally, Like Water for Chocolate, If Beale Street Could Talk and more. Here’s looking at you, kid.

2/20      The Voice and Vision of Black Composers  The Score celebrates the vibrant perspectives and fresh vision Black composers have made to the film industry. Join Edmund Stone for conversations with award-winning composer Terence Blanchard (BlacKkKlansman, Da 5 Bloods) and Michael Abels (Us, Get Out), and enjoy some of the works of composer Kathryn Bostic and the legendary composer and producer of records, television and film:  Quincy Jones.

2/27      Kith and Kin  This week on The Score Edmund Stone bridges generations of fascinating film families in Kith and Kin. It’s all in the family with exquisite scores from The Joy Luck Club and Interstellar, the delightfully dysfunctional Addams Family, Motown-infused music from Shaft, plus Oscar-winning scores from The Godfather, and more.