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Jade Simmons Pianist

In the Wake of Trayvon Martin: A Paranoid Artist Mom's Internal Dialogue With Her Son

Jade Simmons | Posted 09.16.2013 | Black Voices
Jade Simmons

What will we do with you? You will be tall and dashing, I can tell, but I fear that on a rainy night dressed in a hoodie this will cause you some issues. So how do I shelter you from a fate sealed by ignorant misunderstanding and prejudiced overreaction?

In Memorium: the Compassion of Van Cliburn

Jade Simmons | Posted 07.18.2013 | Arts
Jade Simmons

He knew the chances of the pianists here having the sort of meteoric rise he'd experienced was slim, but he rooted for all of them passionately nonetheless. He was wonderful on camera indeed, but it was when the camera switched off that I learned the most about Van Cliburn the man.