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A Night with Nina
Apr 27, 2019 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm$12 – $15
Join us for A Night with Nina, featuring Richelle Claiborne and Leslie Scott-Jones
Doors 7:30 // Show 8:00 pm
$12 advance, $15 door
Beer // wine // non-alcoholic beverages available for purchase. No food.
NINA SIMONE was one of the most extraordinary artists of the twentieth century, an icon of American music. She was the consummate musical storyteller, a griot as she would come to learn, who used her remarkable talent to create a legacy of liberation, empowerment, passion, and love through a magnificent body of works. She could weave a spell so seductive and hypnotic that the listener lost track of time and space as they became absorbed in the music, thus earning her the moniker ‘High Priestess of Soul’.
RICHELLE CLAIBORNE is a Charlottesville native that has performed up and down the East Coast singing everything from jazz to metal to her own blend of original tunes and spoken word poetry aptly named “The Richelle Show”. Her musical styling is an eclectic mix of genres and attitudes, and her soulful voice will move you. Richelle is not only a singer, but an actress and a poet who has written 2 albums, several chapbooks, a one-woman show, and has made music with countless other gifted musicians for the past 25 years.
LESLIE SCOTT-JONES is an African-American southern woman from Virginia, encompassing all that entails. She studied theater education and has been singing, writing, acting and directing since her teens. The world premiere of her first play Desire Moments was part of the 2014 Capital Fringe Festival. Book Ends, her first full-length novel, hit the shelves Valentine’s Day Weekend 2016. She currently co-hosts Home
Grown a radio show about local art, on 94.7 WPVC in Charlottesville, VA. She is the Artistic Director of the Charlottesville Player’s Guild a black theater company at the Jefferson School African-American Heritage Center.
*Please note: We have a 100 person capacity. The first 80 people to arrive are guaranteed seats, and the remainder is standing room.