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An Evening with Friends of Charlie Parker: In Bird’s Name

A benefit event sponsored by the Veritas Therapeutic Community Foundation drew a wide range of supporters.

18 years ago at a little club on the Upper West Side of New York City, Max Roach, Dizzy Gillespie and comedian Bill Cosby were turned away-despite their celebrity-from the very concert they helped plan and organize, “An Evening with Friends of Charlie Parker.”

The reason the doormen gave for their refusal?

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