Nalley, whose hand in reopening the North Beach hot spot Jazz at Pearl's has made her into something of a hero in her own right, seems the perfect choice to interpret and pay tribute to the late, great Dr. Simone.
Kim Solo
To be Nina, gifted and black
by Hiya Swanhuyse
Ran Wednesday 8/5/2005 SFWeekly

Nina Simone was a singer, a social commentator, and a fighter. Often called the High Priestess of Soul, she was revered for her command of folk, blues, protest songs, and show tunes. So is it any wonder that Kim Nalley's show "She Put a Spell on Me: Kim Sings Nina" has been so popular? Nalley, whose hand in reopening the North Beach hot spot Jazz at Pearl's has made her into something of a hero in her own right, seems the perfect choice to interpret and pay tribute to the late, great Dr. Simone.

"Spell," part of the AfroSolo Arts Festival, starts at 2 p.m. in Yerba Buena Gardens, Fourth & Mission streets, S.F. Admission is free; visit www.kimnalley.com.
-- Hiya Swanhuyser
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