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Seattle is mosaic of cultures and diverse communities, with an endless supply of inspiring tales to share. Community Stories presents this rich tapestry -- the people, the neighborhoods, the communities, relevant issues, cultural traditions and rich histories that make each of us unique. Learn more about your neighbors on Community Stories.

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Community Stories: Jackson Street
Community Stories: Jackson Street
Back in the 30`s and 40`s, Seattle`s vibrant jazz scene rocked Jackson Street at clubs like the Black and Tan and The Rocking Chair. Jackson Street: A Tale of Two Dads reaches back into that heyday through two different perspectives-music and photography. Pianist/musician Oscar Holden raised two children, Dave and Grace, who couldn`t walk around their musical home "without running into a note". Al Smith Jr.`s father Al Smith Sr. would hit the clubs every weekend with his press style camera and capture the moments of "pure glee" from the patrons and performers alike.