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    Nancy ReddOn September 6, 2008 at 2PM, the Cleveland Public Library Fine Arts Department will present "Sounds of Jazz" on the 3rd floor of Main Library. Consisting of Reggie "Sax Man" Redd, John McComb on bass, Scott Wilson on piano, and Nancy Redd on flute and vocals, "Sounds of Jazz" will perform many jazz standards. Selections will include "What a Difference a Day Makes," "Summertime," "My Funny Valentine," "Misty," and many more. This performance is free and open to all ages. Come downtown and enjoy an afternoon of jazz music in the beautiful Main Library.

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    Turkish chess manuscripts textThe Cleveland Public Library John G. White Collection has a number of notable Turkish Chess manuscripts, including a seven volume set annotated with notes by the chess historian, Harold James Ruthven Murray.  This work, written in ca. 1564, includes typed assessments by Murray which were pasted into the volumes.  The notes themselves appeared in the British chess magazine, May 1915 (p. 158).  Mr. Murray, the eldest of eleven children, was the son of James Murray, who was the first editor of the Oxford English Dictionary. ...

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    In the early part of the 20th century, Cleveland was a center of automobile manufacturing and one of the successful firms was the White Motor Company. Starting in 1901 they produced first steam cars and then tractors, trucks, buses, and military vehicles. Eventually the company was sold to Volvo.

    In the 1930s, White produced fleets of small buses specifically designed to carry passengers through the major national parks of the western United States. 33 of the distinctive vehicles, with roll-up canvas convertible tops, continue to operate today in Glacier National Park.

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    By Michael Dalby on

    Nancy ReddOn September 6, 2008 at 2PM, the Cleveland Public Library Fine Arts Department will present "Sounds of Jazz" on the 3rd floor of Main Library. Consisting of Reggie "Sax Man" Redd, John McComb on bass, Scott Wilson on piano, and Nancy Redd on flute and vocals, "Sounds of Jazz" will perform many jazz standards. Selections will include "What a Difference a Day Makes," "Summertime," "My Funny Valentine," "Misty," and many more. This performance is free and open to all ages. Come downtown and enjoy an afternoon of jazz music in the beautiful Main Library.

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    By Michael Dalby on

    Turkish chess manuscripts textThe Cleveland Public Library John G. White Collection has a number of notable Turkish Chess manuscripts, including a seven volume set annotated with notes by the chess historian, Harold James Ruthven Murray.  This work, written in ca. 1564, includes typed assessments by Murray which were pasted into the volumes.  The notes themselves appeared in the British chess magazine, May 1915 (p. 158).  Mr. Murray, the eldest of eleven children, was the son of James Murray, who was the first editor of the Oxford English Dictionary. ...

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    By Michael Dalby on

    In the early part of the 20th century, Cleveland was a center of automobile manufacturing and one of the successful firms was the White Motor Company. Starting in 1901 they produced first steam cars and then tractors, trucks, buses, and military vehicles. Eventually the company was sold to Volvo.

    In the 1930s, White produced fleets of small buses specifically designed to carry passengers through the major national parks of the western United States. 33 of the distinctive vehicles, with roll-up canvas convertible tops, continue to operate today in Glacier National Park.

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