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PlayMakers Repertory Company’s No Fear and Blues Long Gone: Nina Simone Testifies to Art’s Power to Drive Social and Political Change

If Nina Simone were alive today, she would probably be Yolanda Rabun. Wake Forest, NC powerhouse actor/singer Yolanda Rabun can belt out a song with the best of them, and PlayMakers Repertory Company’s second-stage series (PRC2) has supplied the perfect vehicle to showcase her amazing talents, while sharing a poignantly moving story with an important… Read More ›

Nina Simone’s rendition of Lilac Wine

t is springtime and there is a presence in the room. There, lying sprawled under a lilac tree, I can see Nina Simone pouring her heart into a secret recipe – one that she hopes will transport her back to her lost lover.