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North Carolina School Of The Arts

1533 South Main St.
Winston-Salem, NC 27117-2189

General Phone: 336-770-3399
Financial Aid Phone: 336-770-3297
Sector: Public, 4-year or above
Classification: Schools of art, music, and design

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pg. 1 / 1 Advertisement HIGH POINT John Coltrane is coming home. Sort of. On Wednesday, the High Point Museum will unveil the upright piano Coltrane once played and signal the symbolic end to "88 Keys for Coltrane," a campaign that raised more than $16,000 to bring the piano back to Coltrane's hometown. High Point residents bought a majority of the keys. But jazz fans from as far away as New York City, Massachusetts and even Japan contributed to a campaign that will significantly improve the museum's Coltrane exhibit. JERI ROWE, Go Triad Editor This piano owned and played by jazz legend John Coltrane will be unveiled Wednesday at the High Point Museum. Coltrane grabbed the world's collective ear in Philadelphia. But that was only after leaving High Point at age 17. He grew up in a two-story house on Underhill Street in a working-class black neighborhood off East Washington Drive. One marble plaque in downtown High Point calls him a "Jazz Messiah." In Philadelphia, he was called "Country John" because of his bad suits and his upbringing in North Carolina. He used the piano the High Point Museum bought to compose classic tunes such as "Blue Train" and - more available