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New York Premiere Of 'Mavis!' At Florence Gould Hall - Arrivals

Mavis Staples - New York Premiere of 'Mavis!' at Florence Gould Hall - Arrivals - New York, New York, United States - Wednesday 24th February 2016

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Mavis Staples Bands Together Old And New Artists For Uplifting Album


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It's always exciting when a musical legend resurfaces for a particularly exciting project. Though, of course, every release Mavis Staples helms is always a thrill. But now she returns with a few friends, enlisting some well-established and rising stars of the music world to write her latest album 'Livin' On A High Note'.

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Produced by She & Him singer M. Ward, the album follows the release of her 2015 debut EP 'Your Good Fortune', and comes three years since her thirteenth solo album 'One True Vine'. Among some of the famous songwriters are M. Ward himself, who wrote 'Don't Cry' and collaborated with Bon Iver's Justin Vernon on 'Dedicated'; soul crooner Aloe Blacc with multi-instrumentalist Jon Batiste; garage rocker Benjamin Booker; The New Pornographers' Neko Case; post-punk icon Nick Cave; and Tennessee Americana talent Valerie June who delivers the semi-titular track 'High Note'.

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Station To Station Trailer


Doug Aitken is a multimedia artist who takes an in-depth look at society's art today; with the likes of music, dance and physical artwork in mind. On his exploration, he takes a 4,000 mile trip from the Atlantic Ocean to the Pacific Ocean (that's New York to San Francisco) picking up a variety of artists along the way and making stops to witness some incredible 'happenings' throughout the country. He gets the chance to speak to musicians in their droves, all eager to open up about their experiences and interpretations of their art. The trip takes place over 24 days and features such spectacles as Beck being joined by a gospel choir in the enormous Mojave desert; an expanse which spans California, Nevada, Utah and Arizona. 'Station To Station' is an artistic documentary roadtrip with a difference. Directed by Doug Aitken ('The Source'), it includes appearances from some 43 musicians and artists including Beck, Jackson Browne, Thurston Moore, Patti Smith, Mavis Staples, Cat Power, Ariel Pink's Haunted Graffiti, Dan Deacon, Cold Cave and many, many more. The movie is set to be released in cinemas on June 26th 2015, after which the Station to Station: A 30-Day Happening event will kick off.

2013 AV Fest And Hideout Block Party Makes Memorable Start To Autumn Festivals


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The AV Fest and Hideout Block Party mark one of the most chilled out, family friendly and joyful small music event of the year as it kick starts the autumn with some talented artists.

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There have been some pretty impressive festival line-ups from a variety of major Chicago festivals including the likes of Lollapalooza and Pitchfork, but the smaller, lesser known events should not be forgotten in their role of making the 2013 summer one of the best. The Onion's AV Club and The Hideout had banded together for their seventeenth annual AV Fest/Hideout Block Party; a two-day event over the September 6th - 7th weekend with tickets priced between $30 and $70 that takes place at The Hideout bar in Chicago, Illinois; and it was certainly one to remember.

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Bluesfest 2013 Line Up Announced - Robert Plant, Bobby Womack, Van Morrison Plus Many More..

Posted on 16 July 2013

Bluesfest 2013 Line Up Announced - Robert Plant, Bobby Womack, Van Morrison Plus Many More..

MusiCares Person Of The Year

Mavis Staples - MusiCares Person of the Year Los Angeles California United States Friday 8th February 2013

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At The VH1 Divas Celebrates Soul At Hammerstein Ballroom - Red Carpet

Mavis Staples and Martha Reeves - Mavis Staples, Martha Reeves, New York City, USA - at the VH1 Divas Celebrates Soul at Hammerstein Ballroom - Red Carpet Sunday 18th December 2011

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42nd NAACP Image Awards At The Shrine Auditorium - Press Room

Mavis Staples Friday 4th March 2011 42nd NAACP Image Awards at The Shrine Auditorium - Press Room Los Angeles, California, USA

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The Climate Rally Earth Day 2010 At The National Mall

Mavis Staples Sunday 25th April 2010 The Climate Rally Earth Day 2010 at the National Mall Washington DC, USA

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Wattstax Review


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1972's Wattstax concert was, in no uncertain terms, the black Woodstock. Peace and love, for sure, but based in L.A. to commemorate the 1965 Watts race riots instead of on a New York farm to celebrate drugs, mud, and hippie tunes.

Just as Wattstax the event was a serious social event that just so happened to include a little music, Wattstax the movie is much less a concert film (a la Woodstock or The Last Waltz) and much more a talking head documentary with musical interludes. Depending on your frame of mind, that can be a good or a bad thing. But director Mel Stuart (who made Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory two years earlier) is probably not the perfect person to take a camera into Los Angeles to ask black residents how things have changed (or not) since the riots seven years earlier. There's frankly just not a lot of insight to be gained from the poorly shot man-on-the-street footage.

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