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New Orleans composer Terence Blanchard adds another film to his resume / The Advocate

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The latest movie score by New Orleans composer, trumpeter and Grammy-winning recording artist Terence Blanchard graces the drama "Black or White." Opening Friday, the New Orleans-filmed "Black or White" stars Kevin Costner and Octavia Spencer. The two Oscar winners play maternal and paternal grandparents engaged in a custody fight for their granddaughter.

Blanchard's dozens of feature film and documentary scores include the 2012 military drama "Red Tails," 2008's "Cadillac Records," 2002's "Barber Shop" and, one of the 15 Spike Lee movies he's scored, 2006's "When The Levees Broke: A Requiem in Four Acts."

Blanchard and local jazz and classical musicians recorded the "Black or White" soundtrack at Esplanade Studios. Principal photography for the film took place in New Orleans in the summer of 2013. "Black or White" reunites Costner with Mike Binder, writer-director of the 2005 Costner-starring drama, "The Upside of Anger." "They cover a lot of ground," five-time Grammy winner Blanchard said of the new Costner-Binder collaboration.  READ THE FULL Advocate ARTICLE