Miss Simone – The “High Priestess of Soul”

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I just watched an absolutely terrific film!

Ok, let me back up just a bit…

There’s a singer we all know as the “High Priestess of Soul”, right?  How about songs like I Loves You Porgy and Mississippi Goddam, and her gut-wrenching version of Strange Fruit.  We even know of her daughter’s album and the rough time she faced growing up with a superstar mother.  But wow, I had no idea…  and learned so much!

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Herbie Hancock: Possibilities

Another brilliant journey of a jazz artist, a pioneer, a visionary – a leader… When people tell their story, it amazes me every time – you simply cannot replicate the personal experiences.  Their stories have to be told in their voice, with their passion, their own embellishments, truths, etc.

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