Simone memorial project receives grant for sculpture

Published 5:25 pm Thursday, June 18, 2009

&dquo;Our combined public and private contributions will result in a world-class sculpture of a local daughter who achieved international fame in a global theater.&dquo;

&uot;Jet&uot; magazine nationally previewed Frudakis&squo;s model for the public art sculpture of Simone in its March 9 issue.

The over-life-size representation of a seated Nina Simone has evoked overwhelmingly positive response from viewers. &uot;Downbeat&uot; magazine, America&squo;s oldest jazz publication, will profile the NSP and the Simone sculpture in its upcoming August issue.

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