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Benefit Concert to Restore Nina Simone Home Set for August

The home of the famed singer has been vacant for years and fell into disrepair

Nina Simone in 1952 (photo: Herb Snitzer)

A benefit concert to restore the childhood home of Nina Simone will be held on Aug. 17 at the North Carolina Museum of Art in Raleigh.

The pianist and singer was born in 1933 in Tryon, North Carolina, about an hour outside Asheville. But the home has been vacant for years and has fallen into disrepair.

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