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Terence Blanchard gets Yearlong Lincoln Center Celebration

By RONALD BLUM, Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) — Terence Blanchard, the first Black composer whose work has been heard at the Metropolitan Opera, will...

Q&A: Tyler Perry on directing his 1st script, 27 years later

By Jake Coyle, Associated Press Tyler Perry has directed his first screenplay, 27 years after writing it. "A Jazzman's Blues," which is premiering at the Toronto...

Met Returns With 1st Work By A Black Composer In Its History

By Ronald Blum, Associated Press "We bend, we don't break. We sway!" sings the chorus in the second act of Terence Blanchard's "Fire Shut Up...

Met Season to Open With First-Ever Opera by Black Composer

By Mike Silverman, Associated Press Charles Blow recalls being in the audience at the premiere of the opera based on his memoir, "Fire Shut Up...

Met Opera to Stage Anthony Davis’ `X’ on Malcolm X in 2023

Associated Press The Metropolitan Opera will present its second work by a Black composer, Anthony Davis’ “X: The Life and Times of Malcolm X,” just...