In honor of Black History Month, Temecula Valley Museum will premiere a program celebrating an African American woman who influenced the Civil Rights movement with her music.
The program called, "On My Own Terms: A Nina Simone Story," will show the audience how Simone used her music to fight for equal rights. Simone will be played by actress E.P. McKnight.
As a jazz singer and musician, Simone’s style of music was a combination of gospel and pop music. Her style created a new musical genre and was given the title “High Priestess of Soul.”
McKnight will fully immerse herself as Simone and will captivate the audience back into time. The play is directed by John McDonald who is the founder of the American Science Theater.
"On My Own Terms: A Nina Simone Story" will take the stage at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 21 at the Temecula Valley Museum.
Tickets are $5. Seating will be limited and reservations are required by calling 951-694-6450. For more information visit, temeculavalleymusuem.org.