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13 Star Starred
Cary Memorial Hall
1605 Massachusetts Ave. Lexington, MA 02420
617-531-1257
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4.6 / 5 Rated by 5 members
Review from William C.
Red Velvet 26 events 4 reviews

Mavis and her band brought energy and style to all the numbers, new and old, they performed. She's a force of nature who loves what she does, and she has a kickin' and versatile band to power her through the ballads, the rock songs, the gospel...continued

reviewed Feb 01 2014 report as inappropriate
Review from Cindy B
14 events 3 reviews

Wonderful concert. Mavis Staples rocked the house. She's still got it going on. Only one recommendation: Her bass guitar player frequently overpowered the singers with his sound. The auditorium isn't large, and it seemed like he didn't take...continued

reviewed Feb 01 2014 report as inappropriate
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She is, simply, a Legend. For more than sixty years, from her early days with The Staples Singers to her recent 2013 Grammy Award, Mavis Staples has been a legend of the Gospel and Blues worlds.

“All of my songs are me, but in a different way, with a different sound,” says Mavis Staples. “The phrasing, the tempos, the arrangements are different, but the messages are the same things I’ve been saying down through the years. They’re about the world today—poverty, jobs, welfare, all of that—and making it feel better through these songs.”

With her bold new album, You Are Not Alone, the legendary vocalist adds a remarkable new chapter to an historic career. Staples is a Rock and Roll Hall of Famer, a Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award winner, and a National Heritage Fellowship Award recipient. VH1 named her one of the 100 Greatest Women of Rock and Roll, and Rolling Stone listed her as one of the 100 Greatest Singers of All Time.

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