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This Day in the Arts: September 23

1900:

Louise Nevelson, a Russian-American sculptor best known for her abstract vertical wood sculptures, is born.

1926:

John Coltrane, an American saxophone player, composer, and combo (small group) leader, is born. He is a major figure in the evolution of the jazz styles known as bebop and free jazz.

1930:

Ray Charles [Robinson], an American pianist and singer, is born. In the 1950s, he will fuse gospel music with rhythm and blues to pioneer a distinctive style now known as soul music.

1968:

Kentucky Educational Television signs on the air. During the first year, the KET utilization staff conducts workshops with more than 10,000 teachers, and 253,000 students tune in.


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