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Potus + Flotus Team Up with ABC for Hour-Long 'Jazz at the White House' Special

18 April 2016 8:05 AM, PDT | ShadowAndAct | See recent ShadowAndAct news »

President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama will host "Jazz at the White House," airing on International Jazz Day, Saturday, April 30 (8-9pm Est), on ABC. The one-hour primetime television special will feature an extraordinary array of artists from around the world paying tribute to the truly American art form of jazz. The All-Star Global Concert at the White House (filming on April 29) will feature performances by Joey Alexander, Terence Blanchard, Kris Bowers, Dee Dee Bridgewater, Terri Lyne Carrington, Chick Corea, Jamie Cullum, Kurt Elling, Aretha Franklin, Robert Glasper, Buddy Guy, Herbie Hancock, Zakir Hussain, Al Jarreau, Diana Krall, Lionel Loueke, Hugh »

- Tambay A. Obenson

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Quentin Tarantino, Spike Lee & David O. Russell Lean on Music to Finesse Tales

7 January 2016 10:00 AM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Scores played significant roles in determining the use of source material in the three recent films from directors long known for their adept use of pop tunes: Spike Lee, David O. Russell and Quentin Tarantino.

Before any songs were selected for Russell’s “Joy,” David Campbell and West Dylan Thordson’s score was already in place; Tarantino’s musical coup was getting Ennio Morricone to score his first Western in decades — and the first full-fledged score for a Tarantino film — and having his actors sing. And as Lee says of “Chi-Raq,” “in reality, there’s only 35 minutes of score, the least amount of score I have used while working with (composer) Terence Blanchard.” (That would be 15 films).

“We started with a lot more score and have more score than in ‘American Hustle’ and ‘Silver Linings Playbook’,” says Russell’s music supervisor on his last four films, Sue Jacobs. “Every process is different, »

- Phil Gallo

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