The Staple Singers

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    June 23, 2014

    The nine best shows in Denver this week

    A few spectacularly heavy hitters come to Colorado this week -- both Nick Cave and Merle Haggard are in town. Sharon Van Etten, playing Tuesday at the Bluebird, has plenty to show for her own relatively short career. You can read our extensive interview with her elsewhere on Backbeat this morning. ... More >>

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    October 17, 2013
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    June 14, 2011

    Tonight: Mavis Staples at the Botanic Gardens

    ​With a career that spans over six decades, Mavis Staples (appearing tonight with Dr. John & the Lower 911 at the Botanic Gardens) doesn't need much of an introduction. The Rock And Roll Hall of Famer began her gospel-influenced singing career as part of the Staple Singers family institution i ... More >>

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    December 23, 2009

    Heavy Rotation, our top spins for the week of December 21, 2009

    ​As music critics -- and people who generally think about, talk about, listen to and make music -- the most common question we get asked (and ask each other, for that matter) is, "What are you listening to right now?" The pervasiveness of this query is precisely what inspired Heavy Rotation. For ... More >>

  • Music

    December 13, 2007

    Sanity Claus

    Separating holiday-music gifts from seasonal disorders.

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    June 28, 2007

    Mavis Staples On The Main Line

    In a profile from Westword’s June 28 edition, Mavis Staples speaks her mind in a notably feisty manner -- and in the following Q&A, which encompasses the entire text of the interview that formed the basis of the article, her undimmed passion comes through even more clearly. Topics include her rea ... More >>

  • Music

    June 28, 2007

    Mavis Staples Speaks Out

    The civil-rights era is far from over for this songstress.

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    December 30, 2004

    Americana Pie

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

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    August 7, 1997
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    February 15, 1995