Nina Simone

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Zoe Saldana Says 2016 Role Was a Mistake

Actress offers tearful apology for playing Nina Simone

(Newser) - When Zoe Saldana's decision to play the role of Nina Simone in 2016 biopic Nina was criticized, she initially responded defensively by tweeting a quote about freedom from Simone herself. Saldana is now singing a different tune. In what Page Six describes as a tearful apology, the actress in... More »

Bon Jovi In, Radiohead Out in Rock Hall Final Cut

The Cars, Moody Blues, Nina Simone will also be inducted

(Newser) - Iconic singer Nina Simone and New Jersey rockers Bon Jovi led the 2018 class of Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees, which includes four first-time nominees. The Cars, as well as first-time contenders Dire Straits, the Moody Blues, and Sister Rosetta Tharpe, also are part of the 2018 class... More »

First-Time Rock Hall Nominees Are an Eclectic Group

Radiohead, Nina Simone, Moody Blues, Rage Against the Machine

(Newser) - British rockers Radiohead, singer Nina Simone, and the Moody Blues are among the first-time nominees on the ballot for induction next year into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Nine of the 19 acts nominated Thursday are on the ballot for the first time, with Radiohead and Rage Against... More »

Casting of Nina Simone Movie Reveals an Ugly Truth

Good intentions don't mask inherent racism: Ta-Nehisi Coates

(Newser) - Zoe Saldana has been cast to play singer and rights activist Nina Simone in an upcoming biopic, a decision that has caused all kinds of controversy because, as Ta-Nehisi Coates writes in the Atlantic , the African-American actress does not share the "dark skin, broad nose, and full lips" of... More »

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