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  • The soul and jazz singer Ledisi will perform twice this summer at The Saratoga Performing Arts Center in Saratoga Springs, New York.This weekend she’ll take the amphitheater stage at SPAC as part of the 2022 Freihofer's Saratoga Jazz Festival on Sunday, June 26th. She’ll return on August 3 with the Philadelphia Orchestra with her renowned “Ledisi Sings Nina” concert - a tribute to Nina Simone, which she’s also released as an album and a version was filmed for PBS as “Ledisi Live: A Tribute to Nina Simone.”Ledisi is an acclaimed and award-winning musician and actor and she joins us to talk about her career, her music, and her philosophy.
  • The Berkshire Theatre Festival Production of Nina Simone: Four Women imagines a conversation, often through music, between Simone and three African-American women.In the aftermath of the 16th Street Baptist Church bombing in 1963, Nina Simone rocked the nation with “Four Women,” her tribute in song to the four young girls lost in the tragedy.The production at the Unicorn Theatre runs through September 5th. To tell us more we welcome Music Director Dante Harrel, actor Felicia Curry who is playing Nina Simone, and actor Darlesia Cearcy who is playing Aunt Sarah.
  • "Fragile Explosion: Nina Simone" is a world premiere production by Passing the Torch Through the Arts.Nina Simone, known as The High Priestess of Soul,…