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(b. February 21, 1933 – d. April 21, 2003)
Born in Tryon, North Carolina, Eunice Kathleen Waymon became best known by her stage name Nina Simone once she completed her studies at Juilliard School of Music as a classical pianist. She performed folk, jazz, blues, and soul music to live audiences throughout Africa, the Caribbean Islands, the EU, and US. Ms. Simone's music performances were some of the most classic stage productions in the history of American music.
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