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Nina Simone’s Childhood Home Designated National Treasure

The North Carolina birthplace and childhood home of the late singer/songwriter, musician, and activist Nina Simone has been named a National Treasure by the National Trust for Preservation. According to a news release issued yesterday (June 19), the Trust will “develop and find a new use for the house in Tryon where Simone was born … Read More “Nina Simone’s Childhood Home Designated National Treasure”

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Nina Simone Inducted Into Rock & Roll Hall of Fame

Nina Simone’s music long resisted any sort of categorization—she’s claimed in equal measure by jazz, R&B and even folk devotees. Nevertheless, the nominating committee and voters at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame this year deemed her a worthy addition to their fellowship. Simone was one of six artists inducted on Saturday at Cleveland’s … Read More “Nina Simone Inducted Into Rock & Roll Hall of Fame”

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