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    By adawson on

    George Koltanowski (1903-2000), "The Dean of American Chess," was born in Eastern Europe and moved to Antwerp, Belgium as a child. Learning to play chess at the age of 14, he became the national chess champion of Belgium for the first of four times, at the age of 20 (1923, 1927, 1930 and 1936). His most noted tournament wins were Antwerp 1932, Barcelona 1934, and Barcelona 1935. In 1937 he broke the world record for blindfold chess. He moved to the US in 1944 and had an active chess career...

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    DSCN6951This Roll of Honor contains many Greater Cleveland men and women who served in World War II. Their names were added to the large four volume set by mothers, wives, sisters, fathers, and brothers of the men and women who were serving in all branches of the U.S. military. The book was dedicated on May 6, 1942 by Cleveland Press ed. Louis B. Seltzer and Mayor Frank Lausche and given to the Cleveland Public Library to be permanently housed once the

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    By adawson on

      Seventy Years of Progress is a booklet issued in 1923 commerated the 70th anniversary of  The Dreher Piano Company of  Cleveland, Ohio .The book also heralded the opening of a new opening of the      business’s  new store on Huron Road .  Dreher had barely made it into their 75th year when president, Henry Dreher sold  company in 1928

     

     

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    By Michael Dalby on

    Tadd Dameron, born in Cleveland, was a notable arranger and bandleader during the modern jazz era of the 1940s and 1950s. As a bandleader, he discovered trumpeters Fats Navarro and Clifford Brown, and composed many jazz standards. His arranging style influenced many jazz musicians including hard boppers and the futuristic Sun Ra.  

    Dameron was born Tadley Ewing Peake in Cleveland February 17, 1917 and attended Central High School. He took the name Dameron after his stepfather. He played piano and began working with Freddie Webster, Zack Whyte, and Blanche Calloway. He joined Harlan Leonard's Rockets in 1939 and wrote a number of arrangements...

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