Nina Simone would have turned 80 years old today. Born Eunice Kathleen Waymon in Tryon, N.C., she changed her name to Nina Simone (“Nina” meaning “little one” and “Simone” after the actress Simone Signoret) after she began singing in bars early in her career, something her Methodist minister mother none too subtly referred to as “working in the fires of hell.” This photo I am sharing today is my favorite of Ms. Simone, a stunning shot by Pittsburgh photography icon Charles “Teenie” Harris, circa 1965.
Best of the Day: Tumblr Talks. Social Media Week NYC
Tumblr Outreach Evangelists for Art, Travel and Gaming paired up with bloggers from their respective communities to explore the opportunities brands and creators are discovering on Tumblr, from finding new ways to express themselves, to building huge and engaging new audiences on the platform.
I was really dug the vibe from the folks atTumblr. They’re really engaged and I touch with the connected generation.
I was inspired to think of news ways to use my tumblr to be more than just a micro blog, but a platform.
Good talk Tumblr crew!
Getting to browse the archival wall at The New York Times today was a journalistic highlight . #newyorktimes #smwnyc #smw2013 #newspaper #print #journalism
In the mood for vintage Michael Jackson. Then again, I’m never not in the mood for MJ. #michaeljackson #kingofpop #offthewall
Spotted: Fabulous Native American hair accessory in Harlem. #nyfw #hair #accessories #streetstyle #nativeamerican
I just got some pep in my step this morning listening to Stevie Wonder! Thank God for ♫♫! #goodmusic
When I heard the slight echo of strings from the subway platform, I was certain that I my morning commute would be serenaded the sounds of either Beethoven, Bach, or whoever.
When I reached the top of the stairs and laid eyes upon the musicians, somehow their music became much sweeter.
The West Village Quartet had not only captivated my attention; entire L.I.R.R waiting area were captivated with admiration.
That’s the way to start the morning commute!