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Recording Academy to honor high priestess of soul Nina Simone

Recording Academy to honor high priestess of soul Nina Simone

Nearly 14 years after Nina Simone’s death, the jazz great and civil-rights activist will be honored with a lifetime achievement award at the Recording Academy’s 2017 Special Merit Awards.

"This year's Special Merit Awards recipients comprise a prestigious group of diverse and influential creators who have crafted or contributed to some of the most distinctive recordings in music history," Neil Portnow, president and CEO of the Recording Academy, said in a statement...

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