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How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love My Looks

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When Chicagoan Tina Turner saw the African aya symbol on an ad for Dance Africa, she felt compelled to meet the artist, Dayo. Turner reflects on her experience as an engineer-turned-model and how Dayo's work and encouragement transformed her. Tina Turner and Dayo are collaborating on African Princess, a 30-part series of portraits they plan to exhibit in summer 2005. They're hosting a preview of the exhibition, called Beauty Exposed, on Wednesday, February 16, 2005, at Dayo's studio in Chicago's Hyde Park neighborhood. It features five of the works and a discussion about the artist's process. For reservations, call 773.752.7873. The music featured at the end of this segment is Nina Simone's “Black Is the Color of My True Love's Hair (Jaffa Remix)” from her album, Verve Remixed 2 (Verve, 2003).

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