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Greenville site of Lynyrd Skynyrd's last concert before devastating plane crash

Lynyrd Skynyrd's accelerating career came to an abrupt halt in October 1977, when a plane en route from Greenville to Baton Rouge, La., crashed, killing lead vocalist/co-founder Ronnie Van Zant, guitarist Steve Gaines and his sister Cassie Gaines (a back-up vocalist), and injuring the survivors. ...

For the Greenville Symphony, it's 60 years and counting

The nascent Greenville Symphony Orchestra took its first breath in 1948, following a call to musical arms tacked on the bulletin board of Payne's Music Store.

It read: "Please sign name and instrument below if interested in forming a symphony orchestra."

What a ...

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World-famous cellist applauds quality of orchestra, conductor

A one-page letter has provided a rare glimpse into what one of the world's elite musicians thinks about Greenville's well-known conductor and its orchestra.

The letter, written by cellist Yo-Yo Ma on his simple letterhead, arrived recently in Greenville Symphony Orchestra Conductor Edvard Tchivzhel's ...

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Greenville music worship leader Chris Sligh advanced to finals of American Idol

In less than a month, Chris Sligh went from leading worship music at his church in Greenville to handling the worldwide scrutiny of millions by making it into the finals of American Idol.

Sligh finished in the Top 10 during the 2007 season.

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Bob Dylan locked out of Memorial Auditorium for his own concert

In 1991, Bob Dylan was turned away at the door of his own performance at Greenville Memorial Auditorium.

When a hooded Dylan with a scruffy face tried to get into the auditorium, security turned him away.

"He just came walking up the back ...

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Memorial Auditorium provided 38 years of entertainment

Four years before Textile Hall held it last major event, Memorial Auditorium began serving as the host for sports events and concerts.

The cozy arena at 401 East North Street, whose 5,600 seats welcomed competitors and entertainers from close range, provided Greenville with ...

 
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