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A Tribute To A Tryon Legend: The Nina Simone Archive


Last updated 6/22/2020 at 11:31am

This artist's rendering by Dean Trakas shows what the new Nina Simone Archive will look like.

The Nina Simone Project (NSP) is proud to announce a $2 million capital fund campaign to underwrite the construction of the Nina Simone Archive.

Planned since 2006, the archive will be built at 65 S. Trade St., Tryon, directly across from Nina Simone Plaza, which features the 2010 bronze statue of Simone by internationally acclaimed sculptor Zenos Frudakis. The new building will house thousands of primary and secondary documents on the life and legacy of the renowned "high priestess of soul" in downtown Tryon, not far from her childhood home – including rare recordings, scores, set lists...

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