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Mavis Staples & Chris Kennedy Chat With Terri Hemmert About Social Justice, Shriver Center Benefit, And More [Listen]

Chris Kennedy and Mavis Staples came by Terri’s show the other day to talk about the Sargent Shriver Equal Justice Award Mavis was awarded, both of their upbringings, and how it affects their efforts towards social justice. 78 more words

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Colbert Thanks Mavis For Being

Text and Photos by Kimberly Cecchini  @tonightatdawn  Facebook

(Reposted from the Montclair Film Festival site: Sunday, May 10)

Mavis Staples often starts out a performance with a whisper to bandmate Rick Holstrom, “I don’t have much tonight.” 865 more words

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Mavis Staples: The Band changed my life

Legendary singer Mavis Staples has said that her family’s appearance in the classic concert film The Last Waltz changed her life.

While The Staples Singers didn’t actually appear at The Band’s farewell show live at The Fillmore West, they filmed a segment on a Soundstage for a version of famous song The Weight for the movie. 190 more words

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Twenty-first Century Gospel on Gospel Sunday.

Quite simply, this is an absolutely brilliant album, and might vy for a place in the all-time Top Ten. There’s a lot of British people who need cheering up given the catastrophic result in the election. 179 more words

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Mavis Staples Sings "Fight"

Listen to this track by message music maven and one-time Staple Singer Mavis Staples. It’s “Fight” a brand new single as taken from her 2015 EP… 1,180 more words

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