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Nina Simone

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India.Arie Sounds Off On Nina Simone Biopic: Zoe Saldana Looks “Ridiculous”

The Biopic on jazz singer Nina Simone has hit a sour note for India.Arie. The R&B singer recently came out against the film’s producers for casting Zoe Saldana to play the role of Simone, whose dark skin and wide nose stands in contrast to Saldana’s features.

11/14/2012

Black History Month Fast Facts: Nina Simone

All month long in February, we’re celebrating Black History Month! Before [lastfm link_type="artist_info"]Alicia Keys[/lastfm], there was another legendary R&B singer and pianist named [lastfm link_type="artist_info"]Nina Simone[/lastfm].

02/17/2012

Mary J. Blige To Play Legend Nina Simone In Film

Billboard.com has reported that Mary J Blige has been chosen to play jazz legend Nina Simone in a new film. Simone was also a civil rights activist and a schizophrenic.  This could be a big […]

05/15/2010