Grammy winner Staples to perform new album songs at Englert


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Legendary gospel and soul singer Mavis Staples will perform at the Englert Theater, 221 E. Washington, at 8 p.m. today. Tickets are available for $35 for regular seating or $55 for the Golden Circle (first three rows) at the box office.

Staples, a Grammy-winning artist, has had a historic music career, and she will bring her talents to the Iowa City stage with her album You Are Not Alone. Her bold and soulful voice has been heard around the world for decades, and her place in music history has been set for just as long.

Staples began her career in the family group the Staples Singers in 1950, and she has created music ever since. She has released 13 albums in her career, appeared in several films and television shows, and has nearly 17 hit singles on seven different labels.

Staples was also an active member of the civil-rights movement.

She has received a Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award, has been inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, and has been named as one of the 100 Greatest Singers of All Time as well as one of the 100 Greatest Women of Rock and Roll by VH1.

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