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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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CORRECTION: Please note that the society's website has been corrected from the original publication of this review. Reviewed by Lee Shepherd Nathan Avakian is the poster child for multi-tasking. I’m talking about the multi-talented whiz kid who treated some 400 folks to a concert Tuesday night (Aug. 13) on The Forum's Robert Morton Theater Organ. A 22-year-old B.F.A. student in lighting design at Purchase College, Avakian went way “outside the box” to delight listeners of all ages. Presented by the Binghamton Theater Organ Society, the multi-media concert had it all – from Medieval music...
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