Film Review: What Happened, Miss Simone?

May 21 / 16 Hello again. I did promise a film review right? I just saw What Happened Miss Simone a few weeks ago. I saw it twice actually. She was called the Priestess of Soul. Not only was Simone a singer, but also a very accomplished pianist, whose voice crossed to jazz, blues, folk, r&b, pop, and gospel. The biographical documentary film, directed by Liz Garbus, focuses on Simone’s early years, the ups and downs of her career and personal life. You see rare archival footage of her performances, interviews from her daughter, Lisa Simone Kelly, an actress and … Continue reading Film Review: What Happened, Miss Simone?

More Scene Weekend: Smithsonian’s 14 Annual Photo Contest

May 21 / 16 I told you I find you something great…..Do you have what it takes to create an award-winning photograph? If you do you might want to see what the Smithsonian is up to……. (cred: Smithsonian) Photo Contest Rules Term: Smithsonian.com’s 14th Annual Photo Contest begins March 22, 2016, and ends November 30, 2016, at 11:59 PM Eastern Standard Time (EST). By submitting an entry, each contestant agrees to the rules of the contest and states that he or she is 18 years old or older. Who may enter: The Grand Prize, Readers’ Choice prize, Natural World, Travel, People, The … Continue reading More Scene Weekend: Smithsonian’s 14 Annual Photo Contest