Photos of the Week
The Myrtle Beach Jazz Festival returned following a COVID hiatus, with thousands of people on hand for the three-day event at Charlie’s Place on Carver Street. Local, regional and national performers entertained the crowd on Friday, Saturday and Sunday. A variety of food trucks and vendors fed the audience, which filled the entertainment space. This was the fifth year for the Jazz Festival, which celebrates the musical heritage of the community. In the years before integration, Charlie’s Place hosted African-American performers of the day, including Dizzy Gillespie, Little Richard, Billie Holiday, Duke Ellington and others, and they spent the night at the adjacent Whispering Pines Motel. Both locations were featured in the Green Book of the 1940s and 1950s.
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