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HAMLET — For the second consecutive year, the small festival honoring a locally born jazz legend is going virtual.

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HAMLET — Richmond County now has another physical reminder that jazz legend John Coltrane was born here.

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HAMLET — Live entertainment is coming back to Richmond Community College’s Cole Auditorium.

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Thursday, 18 June 2020 13:24

Coltrane mural puts Hamlet 'on the map'

HAMLET —  News of the new John Coltrane mural on the side of the old Hamlet Theatre has spread throughout the world on social media.

Interim City Manager Bill Zell told the City Council Tuesday that artist Scott Nurkin has heard from places as far away as Australia and Japan in regards to the mural, as, apparently, photos have been texted all over the world.

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HAMLET — A downtown, full-wall mural of jazz legend John Coltrane is now complete.

The mural is the first in a planned series by artist Scott Nurkin of musicians born in the Tar Heel State.

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Tuesday, 25 February 2020 16:08

John Coltrane: Hamlet's contribution to jazz

One of the most influential musicians in jazz history was (technically) from Hamlet.  Saxophonist and composer John William Coltrane was born in his parents’ apartment at 200 Hamlet Ave. on Sept. 23, 1926 and, though he moved with his family to High Point less than two years later, his birthplace is acknowledged by the North Carolina Historical Commission with a roadside commemorative plaque on Spring Street.

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