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Mavis Staples (Rhythm & Blues)

October 28 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

$20 – $30

Hailed by NPR as “one of America’s defining voices of freedom and peace,” Staples is the kind of once-in-a-generation artist whose impact on music and culture would be difficult to overstate.
She’s both a Blues and a Rock and Roll Hall of Famer; a Civil Rights icon; a Grammy Award winner; a chart-topping soul/gospel/rhythm-and-blues pioneer; a National Arts Awards Lifetime Achievement recipient, and a Kennedy Center honoree.
At a time when most artists begin to wind down, Staples ramped things up, releasing a trio of critically acclaimed albums in her 70s with Wilco’s Jeff Tweedy that prompted Pitchfork.com to rave that “her voice has only gained texture and power over the years” and People magazine to proclaim that she “provides the comfort of a higher power.”
In between records with Tweedy, Staples teamed up with a slew of other younger artists — Bon Iver’s Justin Vernon, Nick Cave, Valerie June, tUnE-yArDs and M. Ward, among others.

Details

Date:
October 28
Time:
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Cost:
$20 – $30
Event Category:
Website:
www.bucknell.edu/boxoffice

Organizer

Weis Center for the Performing Arts
Phone:
570-577-3727
Email:
Lisa.Leighton@bucknell.edu