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I on Exceptional Living - The Exceptional Lives of Nikki Haskell, Mavis Staples, Cindy Crawford, Robert C. Merton, Catharine Hamilton & Marilyn Hoffman

Irene Michaels | Posted 11.23.2014 | Style
Irene Michaels

Photo from the collection of Irene Michaels. In September the world lost a truly exceptional person, Joan Rivers. She shared so many things with us....

The Evolution of Bassist Erik Scott: From Alice Cooper to World Celtic

Lorraine Devon Wilke | Posted 07.01.2014 | Entertainment
Lorraine Devon Wilke

There's a classic saying that goes, "An old musician never dies, he just... (fill in the blank)," and one fills in that blank with whatever witticism aptly applies. I don't know if Erik Scott would appreciate the "old musician" reference, but since he and I did meet back in the early-'80s, it's likely the term applies to us both!

Mavis Staples Books A Major Gig

AP | Posted 02.04.2014 | Entertainment

NEWPORT, R.I. (AP) — The Newport Folk Festival says gospel singer Mavis Staples will perform in this year's line-up. Staples is the first act to be...

Happy Birthday, Mavis Staples!

Posted 07.10.2013 | Chicago

Happy 74th birthday, Mavis Staples! The longtime gospel icon and native Chicagoan, who celebrates her big day on July 10, has been keeping busy in...

A.V. Fest/Hideout Block Party Lineup Is Here!

Posted 05.28.2013 | Chicago

The lineup for the A.V. Club's tag-team Sept. 6-7 festival effort with the Hideout has landed, and features plenty of Chicagoans past and present, inc...

Dog Ears Music: March 32nd Playlist

The Everlasting Phil Ramone and Danielle Evin | Posted 05.29.2013 | Entertainment
The Everlasting Phil Ramone and Danielle Evin

This week our playlist includes music by Fiona Apple, Mavis Staples, Deer Tick, Muddy Waters, Roxette, and more.

Staples Singer Cleotha Staples Dies At 78

AP | CARYN ROUSSEAU | Posted 04.24.2013 | Chicago

CHICAGO — In a family of vocalists, it was Cleotha Staples' smooth and velvety voice that helped set apart the sound of the influential and best...

Elton John, Mumford & Sons To Honor Levon Helm

AP | MESFIN FEKADU | Posted 02.07.2013 | Entertainment

NEW YORK -- Elton John and Mumford & Sons will hit the Grammys stage to pay tribute to Levon Helm. The Recording Academy announced Wednesday that T B...

WATCH: All Of Stephen Colbert's Christmas Carol Duets

The Huffington Post | Ross Luippold | Posted 12.18.2012 | Comedy

Last week, Stephen Colbert gave America a special treat: Four episodes of "The Colbert Report" that ended with joyous Christmas carols sung by Colbert...

Scotty McCreery's Christmas EPK Exclusive, Plus A Conversation With Danny O'Keefe

Mike Ragogna | Posted 02.05.2013 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

Back on November 13th, Christmas With Scotty McCreery was the subject of an interview with the young American Idol winner and country music star. As we're getting closer to the holidays, Scotty offered this glimpse into his Christmasness with this exclusive EPK...

Children's National Halloween Benefit Show At DC Improv: HuffPost Top 5 For October 17

The Huffington Post | Brandon Wetherbee | Posted 10.17.2012 | DC

TOP 5 FOR WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 17 1. Children's National Halloween Benefit Show At DC Improv There are plenty of good toy drives for sick kids durin...

Primus 3D At Fillmore Silver Spring: HuffPost DC Top 5 For October 15

The Huffington Post | Brandon Wetherbee | Posted 10.15.2012 | DC

TOP 5 FOR MONDAY, OCTOBER 15 1. Primus 3D At FIllmore Silver Spring Les Claypool and Co. play the type of polarizing rock music that Frank Zappa f...

People Get Ready: Celebrating Curtis Mayfield's 70th BIrthday!

Christopher Atamian | Posted 09.24.2012 | Arts
Christopher Atamian

Throughout the night, audience members swayed to the music, sang along with the performers and stood up in homage to this incredible prophet of funk. People Get Ready, indeed.

America America: Conversations With BeBe Winans and Al Jarreau, Plus "Ask Renman"

Mike Ragogna | Posted 09.04.2012 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

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This Weekend's Kindiefest Plus Conversations With Curtis Stigers and Trans-Siberian Orchestra's Paul O'Neill

Mike Ragogna | Posted 06.25.2012 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

Family music has changed much in recent years, with groups representing every possible musical genre (folk, rock, bluegrass, jazz, Latin, Americana, hip-hop, etc) only under the sub-genre of Kindie Rock.

Mavis Staples Headlining Chicago Blues Fest

AP | Posted 04.01.2012 | Chicago

CHICAGO — Chicago music legend Mavis Staples will headline the Chicago Blues Fest this summer. The Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and S...

Mavis Staples: 'We're Not All the Way Where Dr. King Wanted to Take Us'

Spinner | Posted 03.14.2012 | Black Voices

On the eve of her tour, launching Jan. 15 with a Martin Luther King, Jr. tribute concert, Staples spoke to Spinner about her pivotal role in the Civil...

An Intimate Moment With Wilco, Mavis Staples And Nick Lowe

The Huffington Post | Lucas Kavner | Posted 01.06.2012 | Home

There's something chill-inducing about watching great performers rehearse. One of the best performance videos of last year for our money was Beyonce's...

VH1 Adds More 'Divas' To Forthcoming Event

Posted 02.07.2012 | Black Voices

Today it was announced that Anita Baker, Mavis Staples, Wanda Jackson and Ledisi will join the list of performers scheduled to hit the stage at this y...

WATCH: Arcade Fire Frontman Makes Surprise Appearance With Blues Legend

Robin Wilkey | Posted 10.15.2011 | San Francisco

Outside Landers got a special treat on Sunday afternoon when Arcade Fire frontman Win Butler joined blues legend Mavis Staples onstage for a surprise ...

Scars On 45's New Video and Download, Plus Chatting with Vanessa Carlton, Dan Bern and David Bromberg

Mike Ragogna | Posted 09.25.2011 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

Here's the latest video by the Chop Shop Records' act Scars On 45, the title track to their Give Me Something EP.

Dog Ears Music: March 32nd Playlist

The Everlasting Phil Ramone and Danielle Evin | Posted 06.01.2011 | Entertainment
The Everlasting Phil Ramone and Danielle Evin

In this week's post, we listen to tracks by Ennio Morricone Cass McCombs, The Black Keys, Etta James, Smart Brothers With Baby Neal, and The Anthony Anderson Project.

Mavis Staples Seeks First Grammy For 'You Are Not Alone'

AP | CARYN ROUSSEAU | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

CHICAGO — Mavis Staples still thinks about the advice that her father, the legendary Pop Staples, gave her about awards shows when she was young...

Music: Mavis Staples Shines, Fitz & Tantrums Party

Michael Giltz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Michael Giltz

Two soul-inflected concerts this week to catch you up on. MAVIS STAPLES *** out of **** Bell House in Brooklyn Mavis Staples has been testifying to ...

10 Best Chicago Albums Of 2010 (And The Comeback Of The Year)

The Huffington Post | Pete Zimmerman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

As 2010 draws to a close, we asked some of Chicago's experts in food, style and music to share their favorite places, people and things of 2010. Monda...