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Video: Behind The Oscar-Nominated Music Of Spike Lee's 'BlacKkKlansman'

Terence Blanchard wrote his first piece of music for a Spike Lee joint nearly 30 years ago. The movie was Mo' Better Blues , which revolves around a brooding jazz trumpeter played by Denzel Washington. Blanchard was on set to ghost those trumpet parts, but at one point, Spike heard him playing a theme at the piano, and asked him to write an accompanying string arrangement. That moment kicked off a collaboration that has now spanned well over a dozen films, from Jungle Fever and Malcolm X up...

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In response to the fire in Foster Complex on Monday night, Alabama A&M University officials have re-opened the building and started an incremental move-in approach.  All students have been scheduled to return to Foster Complex or have been reassigned to other residence halls.  The University has and will continue to provide toiletries, blankets, and hygiene items to students that were displaced.  Those items are now available for displaced students at Foster Complex on campus. 

"Old School, New School" 2019 Dancing with the President and First Lady

Purchase tickets:

Office of Alumni Affairs
116 Chase Road NE
Huntsville, AL 

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$10 for students
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The dancing competition begins at 7 p.m. Proceeds support Bulldog Pride Committee scholarships and campus improvements.

Beyond Normal Lecture Series - Alabama A&M University

Alabama A&M University will host Dr. Bernice A. King to deliver an address for Black History Month (February 12) on “The Hill.”

All attendees must R.S.V.P by January 11, 2019. 

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Beyond Normal Lecture Series at Alabama A&M University

Alabama A&M University will host April Ryan for the 2019 Dr. Martin Luther King Day Symposium (January 17) on "The Hill"

All attendees MUST R.S.V.P. by January 4, 2019 has released its 2018 list of the 25 best schools in the nation to earn a Master of Social Work degree.

Alabama A&M University's MSW program maintains its Top 10 ranking, pulling in at No. 9 with a 2018 student score of 85.42.


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The Women Behind The Songs: Ester Dean

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Ester Dean's voice may be recognizable from her role as as Cynthia-Rose Adams in the Pitch Perfect movies and the animated films Ice Age and Rio, but that only scratches the surface of the Oklahoma native's work.

The Thistle & Shamrock: Love Songs

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This week, Fiona Ritchie shares not only some of Robert Burns' traditional love verses, but also music featuring the love of land, whisky, and homeland, with Maura O'Connell, Shooglenifty, and Moya Brennan.

After eight years of playing cello and singing with The Lumineers, Neyla Pekarek left the band this past fall. In January, she struck out on her own with a solo album called Rattlesnake. It's a concept album based on the true story of Colorado's Rattlesnake Kate, who rescued herself and her 3-year-old adopted son from an attack by killing more than 140 snakes in 1925.

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