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Terence Blanchard & E-Collective wage racial peace in Dallas / TheaterJones review

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Six months after an African-American gunman killed five white and Hispanic Dallas police and DART officers, Terence Blanchard and the E-Collective rolled into Dallas with a message: We had to be here." In announcing the tour last year, he stated, "This band represents the best of America's ideals. We're five very different personalities with different visions who play together for a common goal: Creating music that hopefully heals hearts and opens minds." Judging by the many audience members in tears by the final number at Wyly Theatre on Saturday night, they succeeded. The concert, presented by AT&T Performing Arts Center, was being recorded for Caravan, a sequel to Blanchard's Breathless. 

 

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