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Simone, Marley to perform on dedication day

Philadelphia sculptor Zenos Frudakis fine-detailing Nina Simone’s head with dark wax at Laran Foundry in Chester, Pa. Frudakiss over-life-size bronze sculpture will be dedicated on February 21 in Tryon, the singers birthplace, on what would have been Simones 77th birthday. The dedication and dove release will be at 3 p.m. at 54 South Trade St. and a concert will be held at 4 p.m. in the Polk County High School Auditorium in Columbus. Performers/presenters will include PCHS Percussion Ensemble, Daryle Ryce, Jim Peterman, Kwame Dawes, Cathy Smith Bowers, Pam Stone (MC), Simone and 2010 Grammy award winner Stephen Marley. Donations at concert door. (photo by Jen Frudakis)