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Thursday, June 23rd, 2016

Mavis Staples Named 2016 Kennedy Center Honoree

Just announced, Mavis Staples has been selected to receive a 2016 Kennedy Center Honor. The Honors are given to those in the performing arts for a lifetime of contributions to American culture. There is an early-evening White House reception hosted by The President and Mrs. Obama, followed by a gala ...

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Tuesday, March 8th, 2016

Mavis Staples To Join Bob Dylan On Tour

Mavis Staples will be joining none other than Bob Dylan for a series of North American concert dates this summer. As is, it’s been an exhilarating few months for the soul and gospel legend with the release of her critically heralded new album Livin' On A High Note and ...

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Okayplayer Premieres Mavis Staples' "Tomorrow"
Thursday, February 18th, 2016

Okayplayer Premieres Mavis Staples' "Tomorrow"

Yet another standout track from the new Mavis Staples album Livin’ On A High Note entitled “Tomorrow” is premiering care of Okayplayer. The track merges a classic pop accessibility with the understated bravado of sixties R&B and Stax soul. It was penned for Staples by multi instrumentalist Jon Batiste ...

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Mavis Staples Delivers At Coachella
Friday, April 22nd, 2016

Mavis Staples Delivers At Coachella

Mavis Staples brought some serious soul and timely social consciousness to last weekend’s Coachella Festival with a rocking performance that has the 76-year-old legend being hailed as one of the festival’s standout performances. Vibe called her “the flyest 76 year old’ at Coachella” and proclaimed “Ms. Staples hasn ...

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Mavis Staples' New Album Out Now
Friday, February 19th, 2016

Mavis Staples' New Album Out Now

It’s an electrifying time for Mavis Staples. Her much anticipated new album Livin' On A High Note has just been released to critical raves, she picked up her second Grammy Award earlier this week and a feature-length documentary on her life is poised to premiere on HBO on February ...

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