1. Mavis Staples Talks Las Vegas Shooting & Reasserting Herself As a Voice for Change

    October 12, 2017 12:31 PM EDT 0 0 0 There’s no arguing that Mavis Staples reigns supreme as one of the greatest female voices of all time. A study of her work -- both as a solo artist as well as with her legendary family -- reveals that to be very evident. There’s also no doubt that s ...

  2. Mavis Staples Unveils New Album 'If All I Was Was Black' Produced by Wilco's Jeff Tweedy

    September 12, 2017 3:10 AM EDT 0 0 0 Soul legend Mavis Staples has announced a new album titled If All I Was Was Black , which is produced by Wilco’s Jeff Tweedy. The two have been collaborating since 2010’s You Are Not Alone , which won a Grammy Award for Best Americana Album. Staples ...

  3. Bob Dylan Announces Fall Tour With Mavis Staples

    September 11, 2017 5:54 PM EDT 0 0 0 The month-long trek begins Oct. 13. After his recent Outlaw Music Festival Tour with icons Willie Nelson , Sheryl Crow  and more, Bob Dylan is heading on yet another tour this fall and he’s bringing icon Mavis Staples as support.  The month-long tou ...

  4. Mavis Staples, Jon Batiste Honored at Gordon Parks Foundation Awards Dinner

    June 07, 2017 8:26 AM EDT 0 0 0 Stephen Colbert, Martin Scorsese and Alicia Keys were among the stars in attendance at the annual dinner held at New York's Ciprani 42nd Street. Some of the most talented and creative minds in Hollywood gathered tonight at Ciprani 42nd Street i ...

  5. Common to Perform at Gordon Parks Foundation Event Honoring Mavis Staples, Jon Batiste & More

    April 12, 2017 5:59 PM EDT 0 0 0 Singer Mavis Staples and musician Jon Batiste are among the honorees who will be saluted at the Gordon Parks Foundation’s annual awards dinner and auction. The June 6 event at Cipriani in New York City will also honor philanthropist Alexander Soros, ...

  6. Cyndi Lauper, Joe Walsh, Mavis Staples & More to Headline 'Love Rocks NYC' Benefit Concert

    January 25, 2017 6:09 PM EST 0 0 0 The event, hosted by designer John Varvatos & real estate exec Greg Williamson, will raise money for God's Love We Deliver. Fashion design icon John Varvatos and NYC real estate executive Greg Williamson have announced a first-ever benefit ...

  7. President Barack Obama to Join Kennedy Center Honors For Last Time

    December 04, 2016 1:33 PM EST This year's Kennedy Center Honors gala will be bittersweet for some because it's the last one under President Barack Obama, but the festivities aren't likely to be much different next year under President-elect Donald Trump, the Kenn ...

  8. A Look Back at Prince's Quirky, Idiosyncratic Paisley Park Records

    April 24, 2016 12:28 PM EDT 0 0 0 Stax Records once delivered Southern soul music, horn sections and behind-the-beat grooves. Motown served up spirited R&B from spit-polished singers with a distinctive pop sheen as “the Sound of Young America.” From Prince & the Revolution ’ ...

  9. Coachella 2016 Friday Weekend 2 Recap: Prince Tributes by LCD Soundsystem, Jack U, Ellie Goulding & More

    April 23, 2016 5:37 AM EDT 0 0 0 LCD Soundsystem -- the Brooklyn electro-rock band in the midst of a successful reunion tour -- may have been the headliner of the first day of the second weekend of this year's Coachella festival, but there's no question that the entire da ...

  10. Farm Aid 30th Anniversary TV Special Boasts Archive Sets From Allman Brothers, B.B. King & More

    January 06, 2016 3:17 PM EST 0 0 0 Farm Aid, the music industry’s longest-running concert for a cause, will premiere an AXS TV special Jan. 10 filmed during its 30th anniversary in Chicago this past September, with performances by Willie Nelson , Neil Young , John Mellencamp , Dave M ...

  11. Imagine Dragons to Join Willie Nelson & Friends for 30th Farm Aid Concert in Chicago

    July 28, 2015 1:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 The guiding foursome of Farm Aid -- Willie Nelson , Neil Young , John Mellencamp and Dave Matthews -- will celebrate a milestone for the organization that supports America's family farmers with a 30th-anniversary concert in Chicago on Sept 19, ...

  12. Galactic Joins Forces With Honorable South's Ms. Charm Taylor for New Song 'Right On': Exclusive Premiere

    June 01, 2015 2:42 PM EDT 0 0 0 Galactic is always happy to work with well-known singers -- and the band's forthcoming album, Into The Deep (due out July 17), certainly has its share of them, including Mavis Staples  and  Macy Gray . But "there's something really co ...

  13. Exclusive: Watch Mavis Staples & Jeff Tweedy Cover John Fogerty in 'Mavis!'

    March 13, 2015 9:05 AM EDT Jessica Edwards makes her feature-length directing debut with  Mavis!,  a documentary on the 75-year-old Staple Singers vocalist that has its world premiere March 15 at SXSW. "There was no way we were going to get everything this woman accom ...

  14. Grammy-Winning Guitarist Leo Nocentelli Allegedly Denied Entry to Travelodge Because of Race

    October 01, 2014 5:25 PM EDT Chivalry may be dead, but racism in this country, unfortunately, isn't. Yesterday (Sept. 30), guitarist and composer Leo Nocentelli sued Travelodge Hotels, Inc. for race discrimination. Nocentelli, a member of New Orleans instrumental outfit ...

  15. 2014 Newport Folk Festival: 10 Best Performances

    July 28, 2014 11:59 AM EDT 0 0 0 Not even the threat of thunderstorms, torrential downpours, and Friday afternoon bumper-to-bumper traffic on I-95 could get in the way of Newport Folk Festival ringing in its 55th year -- or soul icon Mavis Staples  her 75th. "Thank you to [fes ...

  16. Adam Levine and Blake Shelton Squabble Off-Camera While Shooting 'The Voice': Watch

    March 06, 2014 2:50 AM EST 3 1 0 The latest episode of "The Voice" may have solidified Blake Shelton's spot in last place when recruiting team members during the blind auditions, but off-camera, he celebrated his victories plenty in front of the other coaches. " ...

  17. Wilco's Jeff Tweedy to Appear on Upcoming Episode of 'Parks and Rec'

    February 07, 2014 9:18 PM EST 0 0 0 Jeff Tweedy is getting into the acting game with a guest spot on "Parks and Recreation" this spring. The Wilco frontman will appear on the NBC comedy in a role as -- get this -- a musician, Entertainment Weekly reports . Tweedy will travel ...

  18. Cleotha Staples of Staples Singers Dead at 78

    February 22, 2013 4:56 PM EST 0 0 0 In a family of vocalists, it was Cleotha Staples' smooth and velvety voice that helped set apart the sound of the influential and best-selling gospel group The Staple Singers. Staples, the eldest sister and member of the group her father Roebuc ...

  19. Sly Stone Makes Surprise Appearance at MojaMoja Pre-Grammy Brunch

    February 09, 2013 9:15 PM EST The legendary musician Sly Stone (center), made a rare appearance at the 5th Annual MojaMoja Brunch and Benefit Concert for Oxfam America during Grammy weekend.  MojaMoja host Garth Trinidad (left), and Bob Ferguson (right), Oxfam America ...

  20. Grammy Sales Bumps: Retailers Banking on Mumford, Black Keys, Frank Ocean, Sheeran

    February 08, 2013 10:20 PM EST   While retail's money is still riding on Mumford & Sons to get the biggest sales gain after Sunday night’s Grammy Awards, now that the lineup is more complete than when we last checked in a couple of weeks ago, they see a slew of other ...

  21. Bruce Springsteen's MusiCares Tribute: Sting, Neil Young to Honor The Boss

    January 02, 2013 10:05 AM EST 0 0 0 Other Artists to Perform at Grammy Week Event Include Kenny Chesney, Mumford & Sons, Patti Smith; Jon Stewart to Host Bruce Springsteen will be honored as MusiCares Person of the Year during Grammy week with a tribute event featuring performance ...

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  23. Dave Grohl to Host Sirius XM Radio Show

    November 27, 2012 6:00 PM EST 0 0 0 Sirius XM Radio announced today that Foo Fighters frontman Dave Grohl will host an exclusive, limited-run show that will air on a number of SiriusXM music channels. "Dave Grohl Presents Sound City" will premiere this Thursday at 4:00 pm ET ...

  24. Dave Grohl to Host New Show on SiriusXM

    November 27, 2012 3:08 PM EST Sirius XM Radio announced today that Foo Fighters frontman Dave Grohl will host an exclusive, limited-run show that will air on a number of SiriusXM music channels. "Dave Grohl Presents Sound City" will premiere this Thursday at 4:00 pm ...

  25. 'Love for Levon' Helm Benefit: John Mayer, Dierks Bentley + More

    August 23, 2012 9:10 AM EDT 0 0 0 John Mayer, Gregg Allman, Dierks Bentley and several other musicians are getting together to pay tribute to the late Levon Helm . The "Love for Levon" benefit concert will be held Oct. 3 at the Izod Center in East Rutherford, N.J. It will ...

  26. Los Lobos Talk 'Rubic's Cube' of Options for 40th Anniversary

    August 21, 2012 12:05 PM EDT 0 0 0 Until then, band celebrates 20 years since release of classic "Kiko" album Los Lobos celebrates the 20th anniversary of its lauded "Kiko" album this week with three special release, but an even more important milestone -- the gro ...

  27. Bret Michaels, Mavis Staples Headline Grammy Foundation Show; Newcomer L.P. Wows the Crowd

    February 10, 2012 7:45 AM EST A Star is Born: L.P., a.k.a. Laura Pergolizzi (left) with Tamzin Brown, an actress and filmmaker. L.P. is best known for the song "Into the Wild" featured in a CitiBank commercial, blew away attendees at the Grammy week event One Night O ...

  28. Retail Briefs: Essential Launches in North America, Iggy Pop On Record Store Day, NARM Honors Brett Gurewitz

    January 25, 2012 10:20 AM EST Essential Music & Marketing Expands to North America Essential Music & Marketing, a U.K. and European indie distribution company, has launched a North American division, which will be headed by Erik Gilbert, who previously was VP of client ...

  29. VH1 Divas: Florence Welch Leads Amy Winehouse Tribute

    December 20, 2011 10:35 AM EST 0 0 0 The stars aligned to pay tribute to Amy Winehouse at the "VH1 Divas Celebrates Soul" concert this week, with Nas, Sharon Jones and Wanda Jackson all lending their voices during the show, culminating with a stirring performance of "Bac ...

  30. VH1 Divas Highlighted by Winehouse Tribute, 50 Cent & Chaka Khan Pairing

    December 19, 2011 3:30 PM EST 0 0 0 VH1 may have honored singing divas at its annual VH1 Divas special, but the night was all about collaboration. 50 Cent was hand-in-hand with Chaka Khan on the red carpet; Mavis Staples screamed her love for Florence Welch of Florence + the Machine a ...

  31. Austin City Limits 2011: 11 Things Seen & Heard Sunday

    September 19, 2011 2:35 PM EDT 0 0 0 Two heat-filled days and tens of bands later, Austin City Limits attendees appeared both spent and ready for another round of rain by the time Sunday (Sept. 18) rolled around. Most roughed it out in pursuit of Arcade Fire, who did not disappoint the ...

  32. Austin City Limits 2011: 15 Things Seen & Heard Saturday

    September 18, 2011 2:18 PM EDT 0 0 0 Though Day 2 brought humidity and a veritable downpour to the Austin City Limits festival, a sold-out crowd didn't seem to mind at all, donning ponchos and the sheets they brought as picnic blankets to shield themselves and listen on. Billboard ...

  33. Austin City Limits 2011: 14 Things Seen & Heard Friday

    September 17, 2011 2:16 PM EDT 0 0 0 "Keep Austin Weird" has become something of an official tagline for Texas' capital city -- a notion that even Kanye and Coldplay tried to abide by on Friday (Sept. 16). Did the first day of the tenth annual Austin City Limits festival ...

  34. Newport Folk Festival Highlighted by Pete Seeger, Decemberists

    August 01, 2011 6:30 PM EDT 0 0 0 The Newport Folk Festival careened into Fort Adams State Park this weekend, selling out for the first time in its 52-year run. The festival, one of the oldest in the United States and recently enjoying non-profit status, joined veterans and neophyte ...

  35. Bonnaroo 2011: 10 Things Seen & Heard Sunday

    June 13, 2011 10:54 AM EDT 0 0 0 Bonnaroo 2011 came down from its Saturday high with an epic Widespread Panic set, a subdued Strokes one and an abbreviated one by Dallas Mavericks fans Explosions in the Sky. Offstage, fans led dance circles, chipped in for Neon Trees and snatched u ...

  36. 13 Cool Music Docs For 2011

    June 09, 2011 1:11 PM EDT 0 0 0 Beyond the world of biopics is the land of music-centric documentaries, many of which are limited to film festival play before a DVD release. Several musical documentaries have already screened in theaters with more to come this summer. Here's ...

  37. 2011 Austin City Limits Lineup Announced: Stevie Wonder, Arcade Fire, Kanye West Headlining

    May 17, 2011 1:05 AM EDT 0 0 0 S tevie Wonder , Arcade Fire , Kanye West , Coldplay , My Morning Jacket , Fleet Foxes and Alison Krauss & Union Station are among the top acts booked for the 2011 Austin City Limits Music Festival, set for the city's Zilker Park from Sept. ...

  38. 'Women Who Rock' Exhibit Opens, Features Lady Gaga's Meat Dress

    May 13, 2011 8:49 AM EDT 0 0 0 Dubbed "the meat dress," Lady Gaga's provocative ensemble from the 2010 MTV VMAs went down in history almost instantaneously, sparking public discussion over how, exactly, one wears an outfit made of raw meat. Now, in a new exhibit op ...

  39. Phoebe Snow, 'Poetry Man' Singer, Dies

    April 26, 2011 1:19 PM EDT 0 0 0 P hoebe Snow , a bluesy singer, guitarist and songwriter who had a defining hit of the 1970s with "Poetry Man" but then largely dropped out of the spotlight to care for her disabled daughter, has died. Snow, who was nominated for best new ...

  40. Outside Lands Lineup Announced: Muse, Arcade Fire, Phish, Black Keys, Many More

    April 11, 2011 3:56 PM EDT Arcade Fire, Muse, Phish, the Black Keys, MGMT, the Decemberists, Erykah Badu the Warren Haynes band and many more artists will perform at the fourth annual Outside Lands Music & Arts Festival. The festival will once again take place in San Fr ...

  41. VARIOUS ARTISTS: "ALLIGATOR RECORDS 40TH ANNIVERSARY COLLECTION"

    March 18, 2011 10:00 AM EDT 0 0 Properly chronicling the history of a long-lived label is a tricky prospect and usually requires a substantial boxed set. But fiercely independent Chicago-based Alligator Records, the home of "Genuine Houserockin' Music," has limited it ...

  42. Bonnaroo 2011 Lineup Led by Eminem, Arcade Fire, Lil Wayne

    February 15, 2011 11:43 AM EST 0 0 0 The Bonnaroo 2011 lineup is in, and rap superstars Eminem and Lil Wayne , album of the year Grammy winner Arcade Fire , and veteran rock acts Buffalo Springfield and Dr. John and the Original Meters have been tapped to play the summer music festival ...

  43. Grammys 2011: 15 Things You Didn't See on TV

    February 14, 2011 1:50 AM EST 0 0 0 Not all of the excitement at the 2011 Grammy Awards happened on the stage. Here's 15 memorable moments that you didn't see on TV. 1. Arcade Fire was in quite the celebratory mood over its Album of the Year win for "The Suburbs." ...

  44. North Mississippi Allstars' 'Keys' Album Inspired by 'Brutal' Family Upheaval

    February 01, 2011 10:19 AM EST 0 0 0 Luther Dickinson says the North Mississippi Allstars ' new "Keys to the Kingdom" was "in lot of ways the easiest record I've ever made," even though it was spurred by one of the worst periods of his life. Dickinson came ...

  45. Wilco Leaves Nonesuch Records, Starts Own Label

    January 27, 2011 8:52 AM EST 0 0 0 W ilco , the Chicago-based experimental rock band led by Jeff Tweedy, has announced they are leaving their long-time label Nonesuch Records to start their own record company, dBpm Records. The band's longtime manager, Tony Margherita, will run ...

  46. Ozzy, Sheryl Crow, Kid Rock Join 'Rally to Restore Sanity'

    October 31, 2010 1:42 PM EDT 0 0 0 Cable television's talking heads were the primary targets of Saturday's Rally to Restore Sanity, which drew tens of thousands of people to Washington, D.C. From video montages of news programs' doomsday prophecies to introducing citiz ...

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