Mavis Staples News

PCI Presents Trampled by Turtles, Elephant Revival, and Amy Helm, 8/19
by BWW News Desk - Jul 19, 2014

With an acoustic sound that "seeps deeply into our pores and permeates our core until their riffs merge with our pulse" (The Washington Post), Trampled By Turtles careens into spotlight with unbridled bluegrass on August 19. The string stampede also includes opening bands: Elephant Revival and Amy Helm. Concert starts at 7 p.m. (gates open at 5:30 p.m.) at Deer Valley Resort's Snow Park Outdoor Amphitheater. Lawn and reserved seats are available online at www.bigstarsbrightnightsconcerts.org or 435-655-3114. (more...)

Snoop Dogg and Yo Gotti Featured in Upcoming Award-Winning Documentary TAKE ME TO THE RIVER
by Movies News Desk - Jul 16, 2014

International icon Snoop Dogg and rapper Yo Gotti will be featured in Martin Shore's award-winning music documentary, TAKE ME TO THE RIVER (more...)

TWEEDY Premieres 'Wait For Love' with Live Video Clip
by BWW News Desk - Jul 11, 2014

“Wait For Love,” a new song by Tweedy from the forthcoming album Sukierae, premiered today at Consequence of Sound. (more...)

Dr. John & The Nite Trippers and Aaron Neville to Play the Grand, 8/23
by BWW News Desk - Jul 02, 2014

The Grand's summer season - 'Just For The fun Of It' - will close with the soulful, free-spirited artistry of Dr. John & The Nite Trippers & Aaron Neville. With just one performance on Saturday, August 23 at 8pm, these true icons of American culture are sure to deliver an evening of high-flying entertainment! (more...)

Concerts in the Garden Returns for 12th Annual Season
by BWW News Desk - Jun 30, 2014

Concerts in the Garden returns to Atlanta's most popular outdoor music venue this summer for its 12th annual season. The Atlanta Botanical Garden's exciting series, presented by SunTrust, features six great acts - all performed on the Great Lawn. (more...)

The Smith Center to Welcome One Millionth Guest During THE BOOK OF MORMON's Run
by BWW News Desk - Jun 17, 2014

The Heart of the Arts in Southern Nevada, The Smith Center for the Performing Arts is set to welcome its one millionth guest during the run of the Broadway hit The Book of Mormon. Reaching the major milestone not long after celebrating its second anniversary, The Smith Center attributes the accomplishment to the outstanding support of the community, board, founders, donors, sponsors, and residents that have embraced its mission of providing high-quality performing arts and education. (more...)

Wilco's Jeff Tweedy to Release New Album SUKIERAE via dBpm Records, 9/16
by BWW News Desk - Jun 04, 2014

Jeff Tweedy, best known as the founder of the pioneering Chicago rock band Wilco, will release a new album Sept. 16 through his own dBpm Records. The album, Sukierae (sue-key-ray), is not quite a solo effort. It is the debut release by the aptly-monikered duo, Tweedy, which features 20 new Jeff Tweedy-written songs, performed by Jeff in a musical collaboration with his 18-year-old son and drummer Spencer Tweedy. (more...)

Galveston's Grand 1894 Opera House Presents DR. JOHN & THE NITE TRIPPERS & AARON NEVILLE on 8/23
by BWW News Desk - Jun 04, 2014

The Grand's summer season - 'Just For The fun Of It' - will close with the soulful, free- spirited artistry of Dr. John & The Nite Trippers & Aaron Neville. With just one performance on Saturday, August 23 at 8pm, these true icons of American culture are sure to deliver an evening of high-flying entertainment! (more...)

Chan Centre for the Performing Arts Announces 2014-15 Concert Season
by BWW News Desk - May 12, 2014

The Chan Centre for the Performing Arts at the University of British Columbia (UBC) announces its extraordinary 2014/15 concert series, showcasing the largest ever roster of international icons, returning favourites, legendary titans, and feast-for-the-senses performances on stage in the Chan Shun Concert Hall. (more...)

Mary Chapin Carpenter, Mavis Staples & More Set for McCoy Center's 2014-15 Season
by BWW News Desk - May 06, 2014

The Jeanne B. McCoy Community Center for the Arts in New Albany today announced its 2014-15 season which includes: (more...)

Erik Scott Set to Release Second World Music Album 'And The Earth Bleeds'
by BWW News Desk - May 01, 2014

Much to the excitement of music aficionados worldwide, bassist/composer Erik Scott will be releasing his sophomore CD 'And The Earth Bleeds' on May 8, 2014. (more...)

Creedence Clearwater Revisited, Indigo Girls, and More to Headline Atlanta Botanical Garden's CONCERTS IN THE GARDEN
by BWW News Desk - Apr 30, 2014

Concerts in the Garden returns to Atlanta's most popular outdoor music venue this summer for its 12th annual season. The Atlanta Botanical Garden's exciting series, presented by SunTrust, features six great acts - all performed on the Great Lawn: (more...)

Natalie Merchant Plays Carnegie Hall Today
by BWW News Desk - Apr 26, 2014

Multi-platinum selling recording artist Natalie Merchant performs a Carnegie Hall Family Concert today, April 26 at 3:00 p.m. in Stern Auditorium/Perelman Stage. Based on Merchant's recent book and music project Leave Your Sleep, the concert features nursery rhymes and lullabies by 19th- and 20th-century poets set to the singer's beautiful melodies, performed by a chamber orchestra and with projected illustrations by renowned artist Barbara McClintock. James Bagwell conducts the performance, which also features musicians from the dynamic chamber music collective Decoda, pianist and accordion player Uri Sharlin, and guitarist Gabriel Gordon. This Family Concert is presented by Carnegie Hall's Weill Music Institute and recommended for children ages 5?10. (more...)

Amos Lee to Make Segerstrom Center Debut With Amy Helm and The Handsome Strangers, 8/6
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2014

Singer and songwriter Amos Lee will make his Segerstrom Center for the Arts debut on Wednesday, August 6 at 8 p.m. in the Renee and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall as part of the second leg of his 2014 Mountains of Sorrow, Rivers of Song Tour. His recent fall and winter headline tour included sold-out shows at the historic Ryman Auditorium in Nashville, ACL Live in Austin and the Beacon Theatre in New York City. Lee will be joined by band members, Freddie Berman, drums; Zach Djanikian, mandolin; Annie Clements, bass and vocals; Andy Keenan, guitar, banjo and vocals; and Jaron Olevsky, keyboards. (more...)

JEKYLL AND HYDE, Bill Cosby, Wynton Marsalis, Cirque Dreams and More Set for Tobin Center's Inaugural 2014-15 Season
by BWW News Desk - Apr 10, 2014

The Tobin Center for the Performing Arts today announced the performance calendar for its inaugural 2014-15 season, with a total of 33 productions, performing groups and individual artists - exclusive of September grand opening events and subscription performances by its resident companies. The initial schedule totals 73 performances. And, there are more to come. (more...)

Natalie Merchant to Play Carnegie Hall, 4/26
by BWW News Desk - Mar 27, 2014

Multi-platinum selling recording artist Natalie Merchant performs a Carnegie Hall Family Concert on Saturday, April 26 at 3:00 p.m. in Stern Auditorium/Perelman Stage. Based on Merchant's recent book and music project Leave Your Sleep, the concert features nursery rhymes and lullabies by 19th- and 20th-century poets set to the singer's beautiful melodies, performed by a chamber orchestra and with projected illustrations by renowned artist Barbara McClintock. James Bagwell conducts the performance, which also features musicians from the dynamic chamber music collective Decoda, pianist and accordion player Uri Sharlin, and guitarist Gabriel Gordon. This Family Concert is presented by Carnegie Hall's Weill Music Institute and recommended for children ages 5?10. (more...)

Jon Stewart Hosts 2013 MUSICARES Gala, Airing on AXS TV, 3/30
by TV News Desk - Mar 10, 2014

AXS TV, the TV home for music festivals, is proud to present the exclusive premiere of the 2013 MusiCares® gala, honoring the legendary Bruce Springsteen (more...)

CBS Sports' Broadcaster Verne Lundquist to Receive Vin Scully Award
by TV News Desk - Mar 06, 2014

CBS Sports broadcaster Verne Lundquist will receive the Vin Scully Lifetime Achievement Award in Sports Broadcasting from WFUV Radio ( (more...)

CBS Sports' Broadcaster Verne Lundquist to Receive Vin Scully Award
by - Mar 06, 2014

CBS Sports broadcaster Verne Lundquist will receive the Vin Scully Lifetime Achievement Award in Sports Broadcasting from WFUV Radio ( (more...)

Feinstein's at the Nikko Welcomes Paula West, Now thru March 9
by BWW News Desk - Feb 13, 2014

Hotel Nikko and Michael Feinstein will welcome renowned San Francisco Bay Area jazz vocalist, Paula West, to Feinstein's at the Nikko for a four-week engagement - tonight, February 13 - March 9, 2014. (more...)

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