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Charlie's Place, Part 1
Charlie's Place, Part 1

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The founding and early years of Charlie's Place - a jazz club where white and African American patrons alike were welcome during segregation.
Charlie's Place, Part 2
Charlie's Place, Part 2

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After World War II, there was an ever increasing popularity for the musical movement known as "Rhythm and Blues." Rhythm and Blues, along with a new invention called the Jukebox, transformed the music...
Charlie's Place, Part 3
Charlie's Place, Part 3

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Racial tensions in South Carolina strained with the rise of the "Dixiecrat" political party. One summer evening in 1950, Ku Klux Klan members shot up Charlie's Place, and Charlie Fitzgerald was beaten...
Charlie's Place, Part 4
Charlie's Place, Part 4

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Today, Charlie's Place is long gone. The City of Myrtle Beach purchased the Charlie's Place property in 2015, with the goals of renovating the area, and transforming it into a revitalized...
Dizzy Gillespie, Part 2 - Jazz Legend | Profile
Dizzy Gillespie, Part 2 - Jazz Legend | Profile

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Dizzy Gillespie was awarded the coveted Handel Medal, which is New York City’s most prestigious arts award. Gillespie is also part of the Newport Jazz Festival Program, and introduced friends and...
Dizzy Gillespie, Part 3 - Jazz Legend | Profile
Dizzy Gillespie, Part 3 - Jazz Legend | Profile

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When the opportunity came for a young Dizzy Gillespie to leave Cheraw, he took it. Dizzy moved to Laurinburg, North Carolina, where he went to school at the Laurinburg Institute. While in Laurinburg...
Dizzy Gillespie, Part 1- Jazz Legend | Profile
Dizzy Gillespie, Part 1- Jazz Legend | Profile

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Jazz legend John Birks “Dizzy” Gillespie, was born in Cheraw, South Carolina. Dizzy Gillespie, Cheraw's claim to fame, filled many musical roles, such as trumpeter, bandleader, composer, and singer...
Wilson Lock And Dam | 27:Fifty
Wilson Lock And Dam | 27:Fifty

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Host Rich Panter takes viewers around the Wilson Lock and Dam, an area also known as “The Shoals,” located in northwest Alabama. The historic sites featured are the shoals, the home of Helen Keller...
James Brown | Digital Traditions
James Brown | Digital Traditions

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James Brown was born in 1933 in Barnwell, SC, where he spent his early childhood. He developed his interest in music at an early age, performing gospel songs and first playing piano and later bass and...
Stanley Donen | S.C. Hall of Fame
Stanley Donen | S.C. Hall of Fame

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Stanley Donen is an Oscar winning film director and Broadway stage choreographer, who is credited for changing the way Hollywood musicals are viewed by movie audiences worldwide. He was born and...