Spend an evening of rhythm + blues with Mavis Staples at the historic Fox Theatre in Downtown Tucson. You might even want to take the streetcar down for dinner ahead of time! So many top-notch restaurants to choose from.
ABOUT MAVIS STAPLES
Mavis Staples has spent her career effortlessly enjoying success in the soul, R & B, jazz, blues, rock and gospel musical genres. Honored by the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and recently winning a Grammy, her latest project – One True Vine – is an album of “gospel created for the 21st century.” Experiencing her performance live, in the intimate setting of Fox Theatre, will take you to a world where nothing can be taken for granted.
Hear Mavis Staples give voice to something new in her repertoire as she performs One True Vine, something deeper and more resonant with our times. No one should be surprised at this new Mavis Staples; for six decades she has been the solid rock of American music. Alongside the family group she is so identified with, the Staple Singers, Mavis has managed to transform herself as she goes. From the delta-inflected gospel sound she helped create in the 1950s, to the engaged protest of the civil rights era, and then, amazingly, on pop radio in the Stax era with a series of soul anthems, from “I’ll Take You There” to “Respect Yourself.”
Recently, recognition of Mavis’ unique role in American music has been growing beyond her longtime fans, dipping into the wider world of pop as she performs alongside Justin Timberlake at the White House tribute to Memphis Soul or with Elton John in a show-stealing Grammy tribute to Levon Helm of the Band.
- LOCATION: Fox Tucson Theatre, 17 W. Congress St., Tucson
- DATE: Friday, September 5, 2014
- TIME: 7:30pm
- COST: $29-$74/ticket
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