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At Nina Simone’s first recital at age 12, she refused to begin until her parents were allowed to sit in the front row, where they were sitting before they were forced to move to the back row. Happy MLK day.

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the music: Nina Simone sitting with a piano (if this is my dream party, I'm going big here) #saveur #dinnerparty

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Milton Glaser - Nina Simone Tomato. Glaser: a Designer's Illustrator, an Illustrator's Designer? He is so varied and prolific, probably best said in his own words: 'Drawing is how I think.' Hard time finding an image that 'represents' Mr. Glaser (his 'Dylan profile is all over.) I chose this one because I find it riveting, and as it's a somewhat 'unknown' example of his ability to visually capture ideas without resorting to a 'style' - even though it still feels like a 'Glaser'.

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Nina Simone. Say what you will about her & her parenting, her personality, her gender, her; this woman made me see something amazing when she sang. Her voice is a blessing & I'm glad I can play her cds & feel it. Truly feel it.

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