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Nina Simone archive

Meshell Ndegeocello says she hopes her new album, a tribute to Nina Simone, revives interest in the work and life of the late artist.

Read Meshell Ndegeocello Honors Simone's 'Sovereign Soul'

November 26, 2012 – The singer performs the songs of Nina Simone on her new album, Pour Une Âme Souveraine.

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Nina Simone (left) and actress Zoe Saldana are seen in this composite image. Saldana has been cast to play the late singer in a film biopic.

Read Controversial Casting For A Nina Simone Biopic

November 20, 2012 – Zoe Saldana will play the iconic singer in an upcoming film, a choice that's proved controversial.

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From coffeehouses to punk clubs, Matt Haimovitz has played his cello in some surprising places.

Listen From Schubert To Hendrix: Guest DJ Matt Haimovitz

November 15, 2012 – Hear an eclectic mix of music as the adventurous cellist spins his favorites in the studio.

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Peter Gabriel

Read Guest DJ Peter Gabriel

October 16, 2012 – The singer shares some of his favorite songs by other artists and talks about his classic album So.

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Nina Simone, 1969.

Watch My American Dream Sounds Like Nina Simone

July 2, 2012 – Salamishah Tillet explains why Simone's pursuit of a life without fear is still a lesson for us all.

Mexican American artist Lila Downs

Listen Guest DJ Lila Downs: The Music That Makes Her Fierce

February 29, 2012 – The Mexican American singer shares music that changed her life, from Miles Davis to Orishas.

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Artwork for Bill Potts' 1959 album, The Jazz Soul of Porgy and Bess.

Read Five Classic Jazz Takes On 'Porgy And Bess' WFIU

September 1, 2011 – The controversial Gershwin opera has long been an inspiration to jazz musicians. Hear five songs. WFIU

Listen 'Princess' Nina Simone: The Voice Of A Movement

June 17, 2010 – In Princess Noire, Nadine Cohodas chronicles Simone's life and passion for civil rights.

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Watch Five For Friday

May 21, 2010 – It's Friday! Here are 5 music videos.

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Listen Nina Simone: The 'Princess Noire'

March 3, 2010 – Nadine Cohodas' book tells the story of the singer's evolution from musician to civil rights icon.

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Martin Luther King Jr.

Read Songs Of The Civil Rights Movement Jazz24

January 18, 2010 – Hear five blues and jazz songs about the movement's setbacks, hardships and hard-won victories. Jazz24

Read Evolution Of A Song: 'Strange Fruit'

June 22, 2009 – Hear singers who have invested the song with new meaning, including Billie Holiday and Rene Marie.

Halloween Jack-o-Lantern.

Read Trick Or Treat With A Beat: Halloween Jazz WBGO

October 27, 2008 – Halloween may have a new rhythm as you get older, but some of the best ear candy hasn't changed. WBGO

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