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What's Playing in Alicia Keys' Ear?
discovering people who are a little less discovered." Nina Simone , How It Feels to Be Free (Hear Music/BMG): "She is ..... Sinnerman' when I'm looking for energy, but a lot of Nina Simone I listen to when I'm feeling mellow; at dusk, she
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How They Discovered Their Dream Careers
cooked for her as a child ("By Sunday night, I'd be wandering around the house wearing a cocktail dress, singing Nina Simone songs, holding a martini glass full of apple juice," she wrote). The more she hammed it up, the more her audience
What's Playing in Dave Matthews's Ear?
like brothers from different mothers." Their sensibilities are perfectly intertwined." Download This: "Brazil" Nina Simone , Ne Me Quitte Pas (Universal Music France, 1954): "She's thrilled me for as long as I can remember. The vulnerability
Oprah Talks to Alicia Keys
admirer. Who else did you listen to growing up? Alicia: Curtis Mayfield, Sly and the Family Stone, Aretha Franklin, Nina Simone , Billie Holiday, Ella Fitzgerald. Oprah: Chopin and Mozart. Alicia: Nirvana and Led Zeppelin. Oprah: You signed
The Moment that Defined Spirituality
in the painting. And this summer I travel with Vincent, Antoni, Anselm, Jean Michele, Jackson, Eva, Willem, Nina Simone , and Sofie von Otter." (July 1, 2006) Patti Smith Singer and poet When you look at the face of your child for
Zoe Saldana's Favorite Things
nothing like New York Chinese food. Q: If you could have dinner with anyone living or dead, who would it be? A: Nina Simone . I'm completely obsessed and enamored with her music and how bold and naked she was as an artist with her lyrics
Audra McDonald Performs "Summertime"
Broadway star Audra McDonald performs "Summertime" from the Gershwin classic Porgy and Bess.