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  • ‘What Happened, Miss Simone?’ Now Streaming on Netflix (WATCH)

    Jun 26, 15 by Viola C. Malone Leave a comment

    *Legendary recording artist and black power icon Nina Simone has been reborn in 2015. With her music resurfacing, being quoted at the Oscars and a few documentaries arising, many are wondering about Simone. Who was she, what was her life like and what happened to her? Look no further. “What Happened, Miss Simone?” a Netflix […]

  • Nina Simone’s Daughter Details Physical Abuse from Mom in Netflix Doc

    Jun 24, 15 by EURPublisher01 Leave a comment

    *Director Liz Garbus paints a balanced portrait of the legendary Nina Simone in Netflix’s first commissioned documentary, What Happened, Miss Simone?, including the emotional account from the singer’s only daughter, Lisa, detailing the intense physical abuse she suffered at the hands of her iconic mother, according to The Hollywood Reporter. Details of the abuse, which […]

  • Zoe Saldana Agrees She Was ‘Not Right’ for Nina Simone Role

    Jun 12, 15 by Ny MaGee 10 Comments

    *Zoe Salanda’s casting as Nina Simone in an unauthorized biopic directed by Cynthia Mort drew harsh criticism from many, including  Simone’s own family, who argued that Saldana bears little resemblance to the singer, who died in 2003 aged 70. Musician India.Arie even said “they should have chosen someone who looks like Nina Simone,” and an online […]

  • Lauryn Hill, Jazmine Sullivan Pay Tribute to Nina Simone

    Jun 7, 15 by Ny MaGee Leave a comment

    *Lauryn Hill and Jazmine Sullivan performed at Harlem’s famed Apollo Theatre last week, following the New York premiere of the Netflix documentary “What Happened, Miss Simone?” Directed by Liz Garbus, the doc marks Netflix’s first commissioned original documentary. It will be released to the streaming service on June 26, and features interviews with Nina’s family, close friends and […]

  • Finally! Nina Simone Bio Pic ‘Nina’ Set for Release this Year

    May 24, 15 by EurPublisher 3 Comments

    *Ever since the Nina Simone biopic, “Nina,” was completed in 2013, folks have been waiting for a release date. Now we have an idea of when the film, with its controversial casting of Zoe Saldana, will see the light of day. While talking with The Hollywood Reporter, Ben Latham-Jones the newly named owner of Ealing […]

  • Sony Accused by Nina Simone Heirs of Pirating Late Singer’s Music

    May 23, 15 by EurPublisher Leave a comment

    *The Nina Simone estate and Sony are at it again. We’re talking business partners who just can ‘t seem to get along. It seems that 80 of Simone’s albums have been added to iTunes and other digital venues without authorization, according to court papers. Just when things seemed to be on the right track because […]