Mavis Staples

  • Blogs

    October 25, 2012

    Michael Jackson and Spike Lee's Bad 25 Movie: "Get to It, This Is a Bliss-Out"

    Look, if there's any part of you that thinks you might be interested in catching BAD 25, Spike Lee's two-hour celebration/behind-the-scenes history of Michael Jackson's 1988 Bad LP, then seriously, get to it. This is a bliss-out. The performance footage alone is thrilling, and Lee has augmented it ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 11, 2012

    Betty Wright: "Every Time I Start Singing They Say It's R&B"

    Last week, Miami soul queen Betty Wright opened up about her recent collaborative album with the Roots, Betty Wright: The Movie; her unlikely friendship with Lil Wayne and Birdman; and the meaning of Mother's Day, which she'll honor this year with a co-headlining show at the James L. Knight Center w ... More >>

  • Music

    February 7, 2008

    Playing It by Ear

    The Blind Boys of Alabama don’t need sight to sing their sweet soul.

  • Music

    January 3, 2008

    2007 Music Year in Review

    It's all in the stars.

  • Music

    February 1, 2007

    Chicago (vs. Indy): The Musical!

    Why da Bears will spank the Colts come Sunday

  • Music

    June 9, 2005

    No Borders

    Los Lobos revel in their roots while foraging toward a rock and roll future

  • Year End

    December 23, 2004

    Americana Pie

    Grab a slice of 2004's best roots music while it's still hot.

  • Film

    December 2, 2004

    Next Best Thing

    If you weren't at this landmark blues concert, Lightning in a Bottle will do

  • Music

    February 12, 1998
  • Music

    January 5, 1994

    Sunny in the Park

    After a dry decade, the grass is looking somewhat greener for Paisley Park, the label headed by Whatshisname