Pianist Jade Simmons

February 11, 2011

What do the Miss America pageant and Gershwin have in common? A lot, if you're pianist Jade Simmons, a former Miss Illinois and Miss America runner-up. She'll play Gershwin and Rachmaninov with the Illinois Symphony Orchestra this weekend in Bloomington and Springfield, and she'll be my guest on the Friday edition of "Live and Local.