We cherish the brilliant songs and impossibly rich, sonorous voice of the legendary Nina Simone and always will. She was a loving musical force, prone sometimes to understandable rage, but always soulful and glowingly truthful in her finest moments. Noted local singer Sam Reed, accompanied by Calvin Brown, will boldly tackle the songs of this trailblazing singer, pianist and arranger at the Vagabond on Tuesday, Nov. 8, at 8 p.m. Stick around later and the Sam Reed Syndicate will perform some of its originals. 700 E. Broad St. vagabondrva.com.