By Lee Shepherd Did you know that Binghamton had its own Scott Joplin? His name was Charles (aka “Chas”) Cohen, a ragtime composer whose piano and vocal pieces were published in the 1910s and revived in the 1960s. Prof Charles Cohen wideThe African-American composer, born in Rome, Ga., in 1878, arrived in Montrose, Pa., with a “medicine show.” About 1910, he moved to Binghamton’s West Side and lived on Haendel Street with his wife, Lillian Rosenzweig, until his death at age 53. In celebration...
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