Latest Nina Simone News

'I can’t be the only one': Docuseries on 'Women Who Rock'

Jul. 13, 2022 18:54 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — As a percussion protégé growing up in the Bay Area, Sheila Escovedo would ask visiting bands if she could sit in. She was often told to beat it. “They’re looking at me like, well, ‘You’re a girl. Go away.’ They would push their hand like, ‘Get out of...

When Mavis Staples and Levon Helm met for some final music

May. 19, 2022 11:04 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — In the summer of 2011, two American iconic musicians met and jammed up a storm. Very few people heard what they created — until now. The 12-track live album “Carry Me Home” is the long-awaited record of what happened when Grammy-winning soul and gospel star...