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Nina Revisited, an all-star tribute to Nina Simone, comes out July 10.
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July 6, 2015 The tribute, which strives to update Simone's ability to capture the hope and rage of the '60s for a contemporary audience, features six songs performed by Ms. Lauryn Hill.
January 1, 2008 Hear an in-studio performance by Alice Smith, a New York-based soul singer whose latest album is titled For Lovers, Dreamers, and Me. Smith also discusses her attempts to cross the boundaries of race in the music industry.
November 17, 2006 Alice Smith's soulful four-octave vocal range helps make her music instantly addictive. Growing up, she split her time between D.C. and her grandmother's Georgia farm, and eventually she moved to New York City to pursue a music career. Smith works from a variety of influences that include Patti LaBelle, Billie Holiday and Fiona Apple.
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October 9, 2006 With a commanding vocal range that spans four octaves, New York-based singer Alice Smith makes her endlessly listenable blend of rock, pop, jazz, soul and R&B seem almost effortless. Thanks to her emotive and powerful voice, Smith has begun to turn heads on a national level.
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August 7, 2006 Although Alice Smith's "Secrets" addresses well-worn R&B fodder, its abiding song structure, exquisite lyrics and languid pace seem strangely antiquated. Its timeless elegance, however, makes it worthy of any era.
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