Earlier, Simone's Facebook page shared a fan's suggestion to appropriate Nina's April 22 release date as a day for fans to host their own Nina Simone listening and viewing parties.
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"We can use this date as another opportunity to celebrate Nina's life and music. Let's create a positive from a negative by coming together and acknowledging the authentic Nina Simone," the post read. "Nothing can diminish Nina or her legacy. No one can rob Nina of her gift -- or rob us of the gift she shared with us."
In light of today's announcement, I encourage fans and eligible venues to host their own NINA SIMONE listening/viewing...
Posted by Nina Simone on Tuesday, March 1, 2016