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Kellylee Evans: A Nod to Nina, Then Onward

Read "Kellylee Evans: A Nod to Nina, Then Onward" reviewed by R.J. DeLuke

In a sense, singer Kellylee Evans was fast-tracked into her career in music, deciding relatively late in her still-young life that she would plunge into show business waters; waters that can sometimes be murky and beset with storms.When the Toronto, Canada-area woman made a decision to drop pursuit of a master's degree to pursue singing--a decision made after a near-death experience--it wasn't long before she was working on her first recording, an album created with the aid of ...

ALBUM REVIEW

Kellylee Evans: Nina

Read "Nina" reviewed by C. Michael Bailey

Every once in a while an homage project comes along actually doing what it sets out to do: pay homage. That the object of the present homage is the enigmatic Nina Simone makes Canadian Kellylee Evans' Nina that much more a definitive statement of a courageous cultural career. Add to this that Evans thoughtfully does not cover Simone's “Mississippi Goddamn," and this collection is properly frames not only Simone, but also Evans, whose musical vision, already established, is a formidable ...


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