Concerts from the Library of Congress, 2014-2015: Beyond Labels

OCTOBER 11 at 8 PMOpening Night!

Mavis Staples.

Coolidge Auditorium

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"pure power" - Rolling Stone

Join us for a remarkable opening night! At the heart of America’s music for six decades, Mavis Staples is a legend across several musical worlds— gospel, soul, R & B, jazz and rock. Since her early days touring at the height of the 1960’s Civil Rights movement with The Staples Singers, she has built a wide-ranging and still-growing list of creative partners like The Band, Bob Dylan, Los Lobos, and Jeff Tweedy. With joy and profound faith, she continues to lift up her glorious voice in an eloquent and powerful call for justice and equality. Photo credit: Chris Strong.

Presented in conjunction with the Library of Congress exhibition “The Civil Rights Act of 1964: A Long Struggle for Freedom.”

Presented in association with Library of Congress Daniel A.P. Murray African American Culture Association. Songs of America