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Nina Simone, Shirley Caesar and Many Others to Receive Lifetime Achievement Award

For many, the most wonderful time of the year extends past the holiday season to mid-February for the most prestigious night in music, the Annual GRAMMY Awards. Soon after releasing the 2017 nominations earlier this month, the Recording Academy follows up with the recipients of its Lifetime Achievement Award. Nina Simone, Sly Stone, The Velvet…

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Celebrate the 50th Anniversary of ‘Nina Simone Sings the Blues’ With Vinyl Re-release

Vinyl Me, Please recently announced that a re-release of Nina Simone’s Nina Simone Sings the Blues will be available on baby blue vinyl. The limited edition package will include a custom cocktail recipe and printed artwork inspired by her music. This effort is in celebration of the 50th anniversary of the classic album’s recording. The announcement is accompanied…

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Preview Nina Simone’s ‘Little Girl Blue’ Remix Album

In 1958 Nina Simone debuted her first studio album Little Girl Blue, and at that time she was still a jazz singer aspiring to be a classical pianist. Over the years the album has reached a level of acclaim with it’s iconic tracks including “Mood Indigo,” with the famous Duke Ellington and “I Love You,…

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The Issue with Zoe Saldana Being Miscast as Nina Simone Goes Beyond Skin Color

As Nina Simone’s estate would tell you, Zoe Saldana was perfectly miscast in the musical great’s loosely biographical film. The dialogue surrounding the film’s dubious choice tends to focus on their varied skin tones; that Zoe is simply too light to portray Nina Simone accurately. But that frames the dialogue too narrowly. What is fundamentally…

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Olayinka’s Nina Simone Cover Sheds Light on “Misunderstood” African Women

According to Nigerian born singer Olayinka, evolving African women are the most to be misunderstood, and in her deep cover to Nina Simone’s “Don’t Let Me Be Misunderstood,” she tackles such misconceptions. “I grew up watching a lot of women not have a voice because of many different reasons but the main one being because…

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Watch A Trailer For The Upcoming Nina Simone Documentary

In light of the events that sparked today’s ongoing Black Lives Matter movement, there has been a renewed interest in over all black culture. We’re seeing a rise of Black leads featured in films and television shows, as well as a renewed interest in Black history all together. For instance, this year alone has seen Empire, Straight…

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Watch Solange, Dev Hynes, King, Moses Sumney rehearse “To Be Young Gifted and Black” cover

Solange, Dev Hynes, KING, and Moses Sumney. This group of celestial soul artists rehearse the Nina Simone original, Donny Hathaway version of “To be young gifted and black” for Solange’s FYF fest performance. A truly angelic and moving spirit is captured here as they vibe and sing together to this tune, that rings a much…

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Listen To Lauryn Hill Cover Nina Simone’s “Feeling Good”

A documentary in honor of the late Nina Simone titled What Happened, Miss Simone? is set to premiere on Netflix July 26. The film will be accompanied with compilation album , Nina Revisited: A Tribute to Nina Simone, which will feature various artists such Mary J. Blige, Usher, Common, Alice Smith, Simone’s daughter Lisa, and Lauryn Hill. …

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