Today's post features resources on Nina Simone, the singer-pianist and civil rights activist whose performances "enthrall[ed] and enrage[d] in equal measure."* Ms. Simone is the subject of Jeff Lieberman's documentary, The Amazing Nina Simone, to be shown this Thursday night at the John & Nancy Hughes Theater. You can learn more about the documentary at this recent Daily North Shore article and more about Nina Simone through the linked library sources below:
|Source: ProQuest Historical Newspapers, Chicago Tribune|
The two articles excerpted here tell of Ms.Simone's first club appearance in Chicago and of her 1968 concert at Lake Forest College. They are available through the library's ProQuest Historical Chicago Tribune database, and you can read the entire articles through the title links below. (A Lake Forest library card # is required to view the full text from outside the library.)
"On the Town: Blue Note Introducing a New Singing Pianist" by Will Leonard, Chicago Daily Tribune; Nov. 29, 1959, p. g8. About Simone's first club appearance in Chicago."The Week-end Happenings: Beyond Boundaries" by Robb Baker, Chicago Tribune; Oct. 27, 1968, p. a4. About Simone's concert at Lake Forest College.
|Princess Noire: |
The Tumultuous Reign
of Nina Simone (Book)
|The Best of Nina Simone (CD)|
|Nina Simone |
Sings the Blues (CD)
* Source: The Encyclopedia of Popular Music, 4th ed. (Oxford Univ. Press, 2006; vol. 7, p. 470).