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Mavis Staples

Mavis Staples

Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2013 (NEW DATE!)
8 pm, Kenan Auditorium

Presented by UNCW's Office of Cultural Arts & The Penguin 98.3 FM

"Mavis Staples is the most underrated diva of the century. She has an almost superhuman ability to implant the pure power of passion and emotion."
- Rolling Stone Magazine

Mavis Staples' remarkable career began in the 1950s when her family's gospel group, The Staple Singers, became a household name with popular hits such as "I'll Take You There" and "Respect Yourself". Since that time, Staples has maintained her gospel roots while blazing new trails – taking her from the epicenter of the civil rights movement and collaborations with artists such as Bob Dylan, The Band and Prince to her 2011 Grammy-winning album You Are Not Alone, produced by Wilco frontman Jeff Tweedy.

“Mavis is the walking embodiment of undaunted spirit and courage," says Tweedy. "She’s an ever-forward looking, positive example for all human beings. And she sounds like she’s in the prime of her life.”

One of the greatest voices of our time, Staples' many contributions to the American musical landscape were recently recognized by the NAACP, Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, National Endowment for the Arts and artists and critics from across the music spectrum.

Tickets & Information

Tickets for the performance are $35 (Reserved Seating A); $25 (Reserved Seating B); and free for UNCW students with a valid ID*. For tickets and information call or visit the Kenan Auditorium Box Office, Monday - Friday, noon - 6 p.m. (910) 962-3500 or (800) 732-3643 or purchase tickets online.

*UNCW student tickets must be purchased in person at the box office and are subject to availability; limit one per student; valid photo id required at time of purchase and upon entry to the performance.

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