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At Nina Simone’s first recital at age 12, she refused to begin until her parents were allowed to sit in the front row, where they were sitting before they were forced to move to the back row. Happy MLK day.

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the music: Nina Simone sitting with a piano (if this is my dream party, I'm going big here) #saveur #dinnerparty

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from Curls Understood

Black History Month: Natural Hair Icons

Nina Simone, Sinnerman

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Nina Simone (born Eunice Kathleen Waymon; February 21st, 1933 – April 21st, 2003) was an American singer, songwriter, pianist, arranger, and civil rights activist. She worked in a broad range of musical styles including classical, jazz, blues, folk, R&B, gospel, and pop. The sixth child of a preacher's family in North Carolina, Simone aspired to be a concert pianist. Her musical path changed direction after she was denied a scholarship to the prestigious Curtis Institute of Music in…

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from Puggle Lynyrd Skynyrd's Videos That Move My Paws

Nina Simone – Don’t Let Me Be Misunderstood

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Milton Glaser - Nina Simone Tomato. Glaser: a Designer's Illustrator, an Illustrator's Designer? He is so varied and prolific, probably best said in his own words: 'Drawing is how I think.' Hard time finding an image that 'represents' Mr. Glaser (his 'Dylan profile is all over.) I chose this one because I find it riveting, and as it's a somewhat 'unknown' example of his ability to visually capture ideas without resorting to a 'style' - even though it still feels like a 'Glaser'.

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paulrogersstudio Advertising and Institutional CD cover for Milan Records, France

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