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Stars Line Up To Salute Mavis Staples At 75th Birthday Tribute Gig

24th September 2014

Gregg Allman, Patty Griffin and Eric Church are among the musicians who are lining up to pay tribute to veteran R&B and gospel singer Mavis Staples at a special birthday concert later this year (14).Aaron...

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Gregg Allman And Mavis Staples To Salute Dr. John At Tribute Show

5th March 2014

Musicians Gregg Allman, The Blind Boys Of Alabama, Mavis Staples and Allen Toussaint are among the stars lining up to pay tribute to legendary blues rocker Dr. John at a special concert in his native...

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

By Holly Williams | 10th September 2013

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.There have...

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The Things They Say: 3699897

3rd June 2013

"I told Justin Timberlake, 'Look, Justin, your next movie, don't forget about me. I'll play the grandma.' He said, 'Mavis, there's no grandma,' and I said, 'There's always a grandma!'" Soul legend MAVIS STAPLES wants...

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Elton John To Play Tribute To Levon Helm

7th February 2013

Sir Elton John and Mumford & Sons will pay tribute to The Band's Levon Helm at the Grammy Awards.An all star line up including T-Bone Burnett, Zac Brown, Mavis Staples, and Alabama Shakes' Brittany Howard...

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Fascinating Fact 13785

18th July 2012

Sinead O Connor and Mavis Staples will join Curtis Mayfield's former band the Impressions at New York's Lincoln Center for a tribute to the late soul legend on Friday (20Jul12). The all-star Here But I'm...

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Paul Mccartney Given Us Honour

6th December 2010

Sir Paul McCartney was made a Kennedy Center honouree by US president Barack Obama last night (05.12.10).The Beatles singer and guitarist was given the award for contributions to American arts and culture, alongside other recipients;...

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Staples Upset About Obama Inauguration Snub

23rd March 2010

Gospel legend MAVIS STAPLES is still sore about the fact she was left out of BARACK OBAMA's inauguration - because she feels she's at the forefront of America's civil rights movement.The I'll Take You There...

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Soul Stars Celebrate 50 Years Of Stax

25th June 2007

ISAAC HAYES, MAVIS STAPLES and BOOKER T. + THE MG'S were among the soul stars who reunited to celebrate the 50th anniversary of record label Stax on Friday (22Jun07). The 50 Years Of Stax concert...

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Cash's Son Remembers His Parents On New Gospel Album

16th March 2006

JOHNNY CASH's favourite gospel song has been re-recorded by his son as a tribute to the survivors of Hurricane Katrina. JOHN CARTER CASH teamed up with gospel group THE MIGHTY CLOUDS OF JOY to record...

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It Pays For Staples To Have A Little Faith

9th May 2005

Soul veteran MAVIS STAPLES was the big winner at last week's (05MAY05) WC HANDY AWARDS in Memphis, Tennessee, where excellence in soul and blues is honoured. The singer took home three top awards -...

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Phish Fear They Split Too Soon

28th April 2005

The members of cult rockers PHISH are beginning to regret their split last year (04), prompting fans to believe a reunion might not be too far away. The American group was split over the...

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Stars Pay Tribute To Ray Charles

13th April 2005

JOHN MAYER, AARON NEVILLE and MAVIS STAPLES are among the stars saluting RAY CHARLES on new tribute album THAT'S WHAT I SAY. Mayer plays guitar and sings on I DON'T NEED NO DOCTOR, while...

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Stars Pay Tribute To Paycheck On New Album

30th July 2004

Late great country music maverick JOHNNY PAYCHECK is set for a major tribute from his peers, friends and contemporaries. TOUCH MY HEART: A TRIBUTE TO JOHNNY PAYCHECK will feature the likes of GEORGE JONES,...

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Los Lobos Celebrate Their Birthday With Costello + Waits

1st February 2004

LOS LOBOS have enlisted ELVIS COSTELLO and TOM WAITS to record tracks with them on their upcoming 30th anniversary album. The two critically-acclaimed singers will join the likes of RICHARD THOMPSON and MAVIS STAPLES...

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