Nov 24

JOHN WILLIAM “TRANE” COLTRANE Pt. 2 - Contributed by Linda Willard

Posted on November 24, 2021 at 2:02 PM by Tamara Vaughan

There is so much written about jazz legend John Coltrane by music critics, jazz historians, and journalists:   Coltrane’s life, his musical genius, how his life intersected with his music, how his life became his music, books, articles, liner notes, documentaries. While the High Point Museum currently hosts the traveling exhibit “A Love Supreme: The Jazz of John Coltrane through the Eyes of Chuck Stewart” curated by the Grammy Museum®, it seems a good time to present an abbreviated look at his life. Linda Willard, an advocate for the preservation of his childhood home on Underhill Street, presents the second blog about the High Pointer celebrated with a local jazz festival every September. 

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Nov 10

JOHN WILLIAM “TRANE” COLTRANE Pt. 1 - Contributed by Linda Willard

Posted on November 10, 2021 at 2:31 PM by Tamara Vaughan

There is so much written about jazz legend John Coltrane by music critics, jazz historians, and journalists:   Coltrane’s life, his musical genius, how his life intersected with his music, how his life became his music, books, articles, liner notes, documentaries. While the High Point Museum currently hosts the traveling exhibit “A Love Supreme: The Jazz of John Coltrane through the Eyes of Chuck Stewart” curated by the Grammy Museum®, it seems a good time to present an abbreviated look at his life, especially Coltrane’s life in High Point as a boy. Linda Willard, an advocate for the preservation of his childhood home on Underhill Street, presents a two-part blog about the High Pointer celebrated with a local jazz festival every September.

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Oct 27

Is High Point Ready for an Intergalactic Furniture Market? by Stephen Rantz

Posted on October 27, 2021 at 11:32 AM by Tamara Vaughan

It is so hard to think back before for the Age of Star Trek, when movies about outer space weren’t quite so common, and they certainly weren’t their own specialized genre. At the time Orson Wells staged his famous radio broadcast, War of the Worlds, on 30 October 1938, science fiction movies were mostly about science experiments gone awry, plus a terrific assortment of monster flicks: from The Invisible Man to the all too visible Frankenstein. The High Point Enterprise didn’t even mention the Wells broadcast of the fictional alien invasion that caused public panic.

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