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On this day in 1945: A dance and show at the Charlotte Armory features the Nicholas Brothers and 27-year-old Dizzy Gillespie (who is still playing a conventional trumpet — his famous upturned bell will result from a serendipitous 1953 mishap). Admission is $1.50 – “white spectators, 75 cents.”

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– Other than the first appearance of the Miscellany link dump, what are the 10 “most significant events in North Carolina history”? – What, you thought Wilbur and Orville flew to Kitty Hawk? – John Coltrane, Thelonious Monk, Nina Simone, Max Roach and Billy Taylor born here, Dizzy Gillespie educated here,  Billy Strayhorn inspired here […]

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