Letter: Honoring Nina Simone

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One of Asheville’s greatest unsung heroes is none other than legendary singer Nina Simone. She took piano lessons near Charlotte Street as a child. Let’s replace that obelisk with a giant microphone in honor of the late, great Nina Simone!

Please contact Asheville City Council and tell them we want a giant (65 feet) microphone statue downtown with a plaque remembering Nina Simone.

— Raven Tenderfoot


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2 thoughts on “Letter: Honoring Nina Simone

  1. kw

    Another hero was Wilma Dykeman. There’s going to be a greenway named after her. Contact Asheville City Council and ask them to stop being such hypocrites and show some respect for the French Broad River. No mega developments should be allowed on steep slopes next to this gem we all share and must steward for future generations.

    • Lou

      Yes please! She NEVER got the recognition she deserved, in my opinion. Wonderful idea and thank you for suggesting it!

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