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Artist Derrick Adams reimagines Pablo Fanque’s Victorian era Circus Royal.
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The Revolutionary Legacy of Nina Simone Remains as Relevant Today as Ever
Told largely in her own words, Netflix's new documentary, <i>What Happened, Miss Simone?</i>, traces the the legendary singer's quest for freedom, from Selma to Lagos.
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A new documentary takes a masterful look at the complicated duality of the legendary singer.
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