Creative Spotlight: Nina Simone

April 11 / 16 I first heard of singer, songwriter, composer, and activist  Nina Simone in the 1993’s Point of No Return, but I really didn’t get to hear her until recently, when I watched the 2015 documentary film What Happened Miss Simone? which is featured on Netflix. This documentary features interviews from her ex-husband, Andrew Stroud, their daughter Lisa, and others. The documentary goes beyond who Simone really was. That’s when I really began to hear not only her music, but the woman behind it. Born Eunice Waymon, Simone began playing the piano at very young age. It wasn’t … Continue reading Creative Spotlight: Nina Simone