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“In 1999, the Strawberry Mansion [a Philadelphia neighborhood] row home of jazz legend John Coltrane was declared a National Historic Landmark, which ultimately commemorated where one of the most important jazz musicians in history lived and worked from 1952-58. “In 2012, efforts to restore the property with hopes of using it as a museum or […]

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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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“At the time I was making a reputation… I couldn’t go South…. “Greenville was a nice little country town… It became a university place¬† later, but it was not a place I could take my family. That’s a terrible thing to live with… and I guess John [Coltrane] and [Thelonious] Monk experienced some of the […]

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