Mavis Staples

President Obama lauded five honorees at a White House ceremony that will be his last before stepping down in January.
No one even requested a second helping of "American Pie." No matter what happens during their steady climb, though, Williams
I screened the documentary movie Mavis! lead singer of her family group, The Staple Singers.
Bob Dylan announced today a string of summer tour dates across America, most with Mavis Staples.
Mavis’ voice isn’t Sunday morning. It’s not easy like a spring breeze or a walk in the park at sunset. Mavis’ voice is hearty
"I never dared to be radical when young," Robert Frost said, "for fear it would make me conservative when old." Joan Baez is Exhibit A that Frost was wrong.
For all the years that I have lived in America, which has become my home since immigrating from Russia a few decades ago, I've had a dream: to get behind the wheel of a car and drive thousands upon thousands of adventurous miles across this beautiful country of ours.
This is my second year at the Nantucket Film Festival, and this will probably be my one dispatch, mostly because I'm having too much fun to take time to write about it.
There are thousands of film festivals in the world. A festival for every flavor of filmmaking from features, shorts, animation, horror, women, wildlife, documentaries and even for films featuring moustaches. Each one's vying for eyeballs. There are just a handful of fests that are considered important.
Film festivals flourish in beautiful places. The Montclair Film Festival in Montclair, New Jersey, now at its midpoint, adds to that rule, expanding to ten days, and inaugurating awards for filmmaking in memory of two Montclair residents who died this year.