Click Track: Mavis Staples

Posted at 10:00 AM ET, 12/06/2010

Stars of pop, rock and country serenade McCartney and Haggard at Kennedy Center; Michael Jackson's posthumous album makes the rounds

Hag, Oprah and Macca. (Linda Davidson/TWP) - The stars came out to the Kennedy Center Honors Sunday night to fete two incredibly influential musicians -- as well as a trailblazing choreographer (Bill T. Jones), a Broadway legend (Jerry Herman) and...

By Chris Richards  |  10:00 AM ET, 12/06/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Morning click | Tags:  Brad Paisley, Dave Grohl, Gwen Stefani, James Taylor, Jamey Johnson, Kid Rock, Kris Kristofferson, Mavis Staples, Merle Haggard, Michael Jackson, Miranda Lambert, No Doubt, Norah Jones, Paul McCartney, Sheryl Crow, Steven Tyler, Vince Gill, Willie Nelson

Posted at 02:10 PM ET, 10/28/2010

Taking sides: Who should be performing the Stewart/Colbert rally?

Put Yoko Ono in between these two and you're onto something. (AP Photo/Charles Sykes) What you already know: Funnymen Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert are bringing their Rally to Restore Sanity And/Or Fear to the National Mall on Saturday afternoon....

By Click Track  |  02:10 PM ET, 10/28/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Taking sides | Tags:  Jeff Tweedy, Mavis Staples, Spoon, Yoko Ono

Posted at 11:00 AM ET, 10/28/2010

Colbert-Stewart rally line-up leaked; The Roots, Mavis Staples, Jeff Tweedy and Sheryl Crow scheduled to perform

Saturday offers yet ANOTHER chance to see the Roots on the Mall. Easter Egg roll, next up. (Bill O'Leary/TWP) By Chris Richards The Christian Science Monitor has obtained a copy of the park permit for Jon Stewart and Steven Stephen...

By Chris Richards  |  11:00 AM ET, 10/28/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  News | Tags:  Jeff Tweedy, Mavis Staples, Sheryl Crow, The Roots

Posted at 11:00 AM ET, 10/11/2010

In concert: Mavis Staples at Lisner Auditorium

Church service started early with Mavis Staples on Saturday night. (Marvin Joseph/TWP) By Chris Klimek Mavis Staples showed up early for church this weekend - about 12 hours early. The youngest of the Staples singers, now a spry septuagenarian whose...

By Click Track  |  11:00 AM ET, 10/11/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Interview | Tags:  Mavis Staples

Posted at 02:00 PM ET, 10/04/2010

Week ahead: Waka Flocka drops "Flockaveli"; Glasser breezes into D.C.; Staples and Tweedy reunite on "Letterman"

By Chris Richards If you buy one album tomorrow, make it: "Flockaveli" by Mssr. Waka Flocka Flame. A rowdier rap album in 2010 you shall not hear. If you go to one show this week, make it: Cameron Mesirow,...

By Chris Richards  |  02:00 PM ET, 10/04/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Future days | Tags:  Glasser, Jeff Tweedy, Mavis Staples, Waka Flocka Flame

Posted at 04:20 PM ET, 09/03/2010

B-sides: Mavis Staples talks Prince, Michael Jackson, Bob Dylan and President Obama

Staples has worked with a bard and a Prince -- and she's been imitated by a king. (Marvin Joseph/TWP) By Chris Richards There's one colossal figure that looms largest in the life of gospel icon Mavis Staples: Her late father...

By Chris Richards  |  04:20 PM ET, 09/03/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  B-sides | Tags:  Bob Dylan, Mavis Staples, Michael Jackson, Prince

Posted at 03:08 PM ET, 09/03/2010

Mavis Staple teams with Wilco frontman for album 'You Are Not Alone'

Mavis Staples collaborates with Jeff Tweedy on her new album, "You Are Not Alone." (Marvin Joseph, TWP) By Chris Richards Mavis Staples is just a kid, plopped cross-legged on the living room floor. Her father, Roebuck "Pops" Staples, is strumming...

By Chris Richards  |  03:08 PM ET, 09/03/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  In today's Post | Tags:  Jeff Tweedy, Mavis Staples

Posted at 10:13 AM ET, 08/26/2010

GW Lisner Auditorium reveals 2010-11 concert schedule

Mavis Staples is one of the early highlights of the upcoming Lisner schedule. (Kyle Gustafson/FTWP) By Aaron Leitko And what a lineup it is. This October D.C. will get R&B singer Mavis Staples, who will be touring "You Are Not...

By Aaron Leitko  |  10:13 AM ET, 08/26/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Local news | Tags:  Angèle Dubeau, Bettye LaVette, Cinematic Titanic, David Sedaris, La Pietà, Mavis Staples, Omara Portuondo, Post-Classical Ensemble, Sarah Vowell

Posted at 11:45 AM ET, 04/26/2010

In concert: Mavis Staples at the Kennedy Center

Turning 70 hasn't slowed down soul legend Mavis Staples. (All photos by Kyle Gustafson/FTWP) By Mike Joyce “Y’all gonna make me hurt myself,” moaned Mavis Staples, after throwing herself, body and soul, into a performance at the Kennedy Center’s Terrace...

By David Malitz  |  11:45 AM ET, 04/26/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  In concert | Tags:  Mavis Staples

Posted at 11:00 AM ET, 04/26/2010

Earth Day's moment in the sun

Tariq "Black Thought" Trotter performs with The Roots at Sunday's Climate Rally. (All photos by Bill O'Leary/TWP) By Chris Richards (Full photo gallery; video recap.) Sting, Mavis Staples, the Roots -- some big stars came to Washington to perform at...

By David Malitz  |  11:00 AM ET, 04/26/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  In today's Post | Tags:  John Legend, Joss Stone, Mavis Staples, Passion Pit, Patrick Stump, Sting, The Roots