Mavis Staples News

Major Musical Tours and More Highlight Harris Center's 2016-17 SeasonMajor Musical Tours and More Highlight Harris Center's 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jul 12, 2016

Bringing artists from around the world, and from most every genre, the Harris Center for the Arts at Folsom Lake College will offer upwards of four hundred performances in its 2016/2017 Season. (more...)

Ruskin Group Theatre to Present A RAISIN IN THE SUNRuskin Group Theatre to Present A RAISIN IN THE SUN
by BWW News Desk - Jul 1, 2016

Ruskin Group Theatre Opens A RAISIN IN THE SUN Featuring Starletta DuPois - Begins July 22nd in Los Angeles (more...)

Larry Campbell & Teresa Williams to Perform at Daryl's House Club This FallLarry Campbell & Teresa Williams to Perform at Daryl's House Club This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Jun 30, 2016

Grammy winner Larry Campbell and his wife and musical partner, Teresa Williams, will be in Pawling on Sunday, November 6 at the Daryl's House Club. (more...)

Jane Lee Hooker, Ellen Kaye, Vernon Reid and More Set for The Iridium This SummerJane Lee Hooker, Ellen Kaye, Vernon Reid and More Set for The Iridium This Summer
by BWW News Desk - Jun 27, 2016

Coming up at The Iridium are: NYC's all-women blues band JANE LEE HOOKER on July 23; ELLEN KAYE with UK guitarist PAUL ROSE and Ethan Fein and the LiveIt!LIVE Band on July 26; VERNON REID POWER TRIO on July 29; and soul singer/songwriter/guitarist RAUL MIDON on September 24 & 25. Scroll down for details! (more...)

Al Pacino, James Taylor Among 2016 KENNEDY CENTER HonoreesAl Pacino, James Taylor Among 2016 KENNEDY CENTER Honorees
by TV News Desk - Jun 23, 2016

The Kennedy Center Honors announced today that its honorees for 2016 will be Argentine pianist Martha Argerich, rock band the Eagles, screen and stage actor Al Pacino, gospel and blues singer Mavis Staples and musician James Taylor. (more...)

The Twilight Concert Series Sets New 2016 ShowsThe Twilight Concert Series Sets New 2016 Shows
by BWW News Desk - Jun 21, 2016

THE TWILIGHT CONCERT SERIES--Southern California's largest free concert series at the Santa Monica Pier--has just announced the full line-up for their 32nd annual season presented by Snapchat. Legendary R&B singer Mavis Staples and Houston soul band The Suffers are confirmed for August 18 and leadingAustralian dance acts Rufus Du Sol and Marc Baker are locked in for August 18. Beyond these two final announcements, the bill features a few additions to already announced headliners. (more...)

Nik Wallenda & More Set for Foxwoods Resort Casino July Entertainment Line UpNik Wallenda & More Set for Foxwoods Resort Casino July Entertainment Line Up
by BWW News Desk - Jun 21, 2016

Foxwoods Resort Casino, the Northeast's premier entertainment destination is in full swing with Summer of Dreams 3 and an entertainment schedule that will appeal to every taste. (more...)

Woody Guthrie Prize to Honor Music Legend Kris KristoffersonWoody Guthrie Prize to Honor Music Legend Kris Kristofferson
by BWW News Desk - Jun 9, 2016

An award that honors those who embody the spirit of legendary folk singer/songwriter Woody Guthrie will be presented to American musician and actor Kris Kristofferson during an event on Tuesday, Oct. 18 at 6:30 p.m. at Cain's Ballroom in Tulsa's Brady Arts District. (more...)

Willie Nelson and Family Coming to Outlaw Field at Idaho Botanical Garden in JulyWillie Nelson and Family Coming to Outlaw Field at Idaho Botanical Garden in July
by BWW News Desk - Jun 3, 2016

CMoore Live presents Willie Nelson & Family with special guest Don McLean coming to Outlaw Field at Idaho Botanical Garden on Tuesday, July 26. Tickets go on-sale Friday, June 10th at 10am. Ticket prices are $65 for general admission and $60 for IBG Members. Tickets available at Taco Bell Arena box office, Idaho Botanical Garden admin office, online at Ticketmaster.com, or by phone at 208-426-1766 or 208-343-8649. (more...)

Joan Baez Confirms Fall Tour DatesJoan Baez Confirms Fall Tour Dates
by BWW News Desk - May 18, 2016

Joan Baez will travel to Europe for a series of festivals in July and returns to major U.S. markets in October and November with shows in Boston, Philadelphia, Washington, Chicago, Los Angeles and more. (more...)

Grammy Winner Cecile McLorin Salvant to Perform at Chan Centre on 5/1Grammy Winner Cecile McLorin Salvant to Perform at Chan Centre on 5/1
by Louisa Brady - Apr 16, 2016

The Chan Centre for the Performing Arts at the University of British Columbia (UBC) presents the return of singular jazz sensation, Ce?cile McLorin Salvant on May 1 at 7pm in the Chan Shun Concert Hall. Hot off her 2016 GRAMMY win for Best Vocal Jazz Album, Salvant shares bold new works from the record For One to Love - a heartfelt collection of songs, many of which are written by Salvant herself, that reveal new dimensions of this young vocalist's artistry. (more...)

'BRIDGES OF MADISON COUNTY,' Weird Al and More to Round Out Kravis Center's 2015-16 Season'BRIDGES OF MADISON COUNTY,' Weird Al and More to Round Out Kravis Center's 2015-16 Season
by BWW News Desk - Apr 12, 2016

The Raymond F. Kravis Center for the Performing Arts is promising its audiences a season-topping series of 'must catch' entertainment events in May and June 2016. (more...)

THIRTEEN's Great Performances to Present 'Joan Baez 75th Birthday Celebration,' 5/6THIRTEEN's Great Performances to Present 'Joan Baez 75th Birthday Celebration,' 5/6
by TV News Desk - Apr 12, 2016

Joan Baez celebrated her 75th birthday on Saturday, January 27 at New York's historic Beacon Theatre. The special event honored her legendary 50 plus years in music with an intimate, career-spanning live performance. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Joan Osborne Debuts at Cafe Carlyle with Songs Of Bob DylanPhoto Coverage: Joan Osborne Debuts at Cafe Carlyle with Songs Of Bob Dylan
by Stephen Sorokoff - Mar 9, 2016

Grammy nominated singer-songwriter Joan Osborne made her Cafe Carlyle debut last night and BroadwayWorld was there.  Her two-week run, March 8th-18, will feature the songs of Bob Dylan.  (more...)

Blues Legend John Mayall Coming to BTG, 3/24Blues Legend John Mayall Coming to BTG, 3/24
by BWW News Desk - Mar 8, 2016

Berkshire Theatre Group presents Grammy Award-nominated, 'Godfather of British blues," John Mayall at The Colonial Theatre on Thursday, March 24 at 8pm. (more...)

Bob Dylan Announces New Album, Sets Summer TourBob Dylan Announces New Album, Sets Summer Tour
by BWW News Desk - Mar 7, 2016

USAToday.com reports that Bob Dylan will hit the road this summer with a new album and tour. (more...)

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater to Perform Engagement in SoCal, 4/6Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater to Perform Engagement in SoCal, 4/6
by BWW News Desk - Feb 25, 2016

COSTA MESA, CA – Segerstrom Center for the Arts welcomes the return of Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater in an exclusive Southern California engagement April 6 – 10, 2016. The program includes eight works never before seen at the Center, four Southern California premieres and new productions of Ailey classics. In addition to the three full repertory programs, on April 3 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., the Center and the Company will hold their second free community event – Revelations Celebration – on the Arts Plaza, and on April 6 at 7:30 p.m., Discover Ailey, a special hour-long Ailey mini performance with all seats at just one price. (more...)

VIDEO: Legendary Singer Mavis Staples Performs 'Take Us Back' on LATE SHOWVIDEO: Legendary Singer Mavis Staples Performs 'Take Us Back' on LATE SHOW
by TV News Desk - Feb 23, 2016

Singing legend Mavis Staples joins Stephen to talk about her extraordinary career. Later, Staples performs 'Take Us Back' from her album 'Livin' On A High Note.' (more...)

Joan Osborne to Make Cafe Carlyle Debut, 3/8-18Joan Osborne to Make Cafe Carlyle Debut, 3/8-18
by BWW News Desk - Feb 10, 2016

Grammy nominated singer-songwriter Joan Osborne makes her Cafe Carlyle debut, March 8-18. Her two-week run will feature the songs of Bob Dylan. Joan Osborne is a multi-platinum recording artist whose career was jump-started with the great success of her major label debut album, Relish. The album produced the massive MTV and international smash single, "One of Us." At Cafe Carlyle, she will be joined by an acoustic accompaniment. (more...)

WORDS IN MOTION Set for Chan Centre, 3/18-19WORDS IN MOTION Set for Chan Centre, 3/18-19
by BWW News Desk - Feb 10, 2016

The Chan Centre for the Performing Arts at the University of British Columbia (UBC), in partnership with The Dance Centre, presents Words in Motion, March 18 & 19, 7:30pm, in the Telus Studio Theatre. This innovative series explores the power of words in performance - both as an agent of change, and as a means of igniting important dialogue. Vancouver-based authors Carmen Aguirre, Aislinn Hunter, and Nancy Lee pair with diverse choreographers, Anusha Fernando, Olivia C. Davies, and Paraskevas Terezakis, to interpret three renowned texts into original works. (more...)

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