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Jukebox: Blanchard brings music, message back to Skidmore

Thursday, April 2, 2009
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“Skidmore College Class of 2012 Summer Reading Selections” is an inch-thick book of fiction, nonfiction and government reports combining both. Unlike previous class’ packages on Seamus Heaney or Tracy Kidder, this book has a CD glued to the cover: “A Tale of God’s Will (A Requiem for Katrina)” by jazz trumpeter and composer Terence Blanchard. It’s the Grammy-winning, pained, proud mournful music Blanchard made by expanding his soundtrack — and no tragedy has ever had a finer one — for Spike Lee’s HBO documentary “When the Levees Broke.”...

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