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Mavis Staples in concert at new Pulaski Tech venue tonight

mavisLegendary Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductee Mavis Staples is bringing her stirring brand of classic soul music to Pulaski Technical College on Feb. 5 at 8 p.m. as part of the college’s week-long grand opening celebration of its new Center for the Humanities and Arts, located on the Main Campus at 3000 West Scenic Drive in North Little Rock.

Staples is known for her soul/gospel classics that she performed with The Staples Singers, such as “I’ll Take You There,” and “Respect Yourself.” Her thirteenth studio album, “You Are Not Alone,” won the Grammy Award for Best Americana Album at the 53rd annual Grammy Awards in 2010.

She is a Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductee, a Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award recipient and a 2016 Grammy nominee. She has been named one of Rolling Stone’s Top 100 Greatest Singers of all Time. Her latest album, “Livin’ On A High Note,” features Neko Case, Justin Vernon, Nick Cave, Ben Harper and other guest artists. It will be released Feb. 19.

The concert will be in the college’s new theater. Doors open at 6 p.m. and a cash bar will be available. Reserved tickets are $65, $75 and $100 and are on sale now by clicking here: http://www.pulaskitech.edu/mavis/ – See more at: http://www.pulaskitech.edu/current_news/default.asp?ID=1851#sthash.EhoonNag.dpuf

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Author: Scott

A cultural thinker with a life long interest in the arts and humanities: theatre, music, architecture, photography, history, urban planning, etc.

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