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39864
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Huddie Ledbetter, later known as Lead Belly, grew up in the south and eventually became part of a trio with John and Alan Lomax, a father-son team of song collectors. Lead Belly collected, wrote, and sang songs in several different styles, including Blues. He is also credited with helping to define American vernacular music in the 20th century.
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39865
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The subject of many ballads in Appalachia center upon the demise of women. The author draws conclusions from interviews with Western ballad singers and by studying New World ballads.
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39866
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Tommy Thompson spent 22 years in the Chapel Hill band Red Clay Ramblers before moving on to writing songs for plays.
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39863
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The Highwoods Stringband was a string band revivalist band that formed in the 1960s, and the documentary follows the band’s doings in a chronological order.
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39861
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The Bunker brothers, Chang and Eng, were the first conjoined twins to settle in North Carolina in the 19th century and were known for their skill at playing chess.
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39862
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When the Bunker brothers died, their body was sent to Philadelphia for an autopsy to learn more about conjoined twins.
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39848
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The NCFJ’s articles are now online in the hopes that it will reach a broader audience. The new site has all the articles from its beginning in 1948 to 2015.
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39849
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When Aung Janie moved to New York City from Greensboro, her family and friends though she would be changed forever. However, on her visits home, she seemed more refined and royal, earning her the title of “Queen” to those who knew her.
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39665
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The town of Big City, North Carolina, may not live up to its name, but it does have an interesting story surrounding it. Known for the fried chicken at Big City Café, the owner of the restaurant suffered some serious karmic retribution from the attitude shown toward an African American customer.
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39666
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Tommy Thompson is a musician, actor, and writer, who has pursued his interests of theater and being in a folk band since the mid-1960s.
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39650
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The chairs Max Woody makes are works of art, but ones that are not meant for a museum or gallery. Each piece is carefully handcrafted for the user; style, size, wood species, and more are all taken into account before Woody begins to craft. He comes from a long heritage of chair makers, and also spreads his knowledge to others who wish to learn.
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39651
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The Ward family has been in the Beech Mountain area since the Revolutionary War era, and had kept many of their traditions throughout the years. Traditions in the family consist of musicians and musical instrument makers, painters, clothing makers, and more.
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39644
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Mr. Parnell learned the art of rug weaving from his mother and continues to keep her legacy alive by making rugs and teaching others to do the same.
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39656
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Known as a master craftsman for his woodworking abilities, Eddie Hamrick has created works of art for presidents and children alike. He follows the utilitarianism of the craft from the work of his father and grandfather, but still branches out artistically as an artist.
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39661
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Leroy Smith began making a name for himself in the bluegrass music scene in the mid-1960s and has continued to perform and compose music since then.