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'Mavis!' a fitting tribute to gospel/R&B diva Mavis Staples

'Mavis!' a fitting tribute to gospel/R&B diva Mavis Staples

The recent death of pop legend David Bowie has been a reminder to appreciate the greats while they're still here. Gospel/R&B diva Mavis Staples makes that easy. Over the last several years, the 76-year-old has recorded some of the best albums of her career, in collaboration with Wilco frontman Jeff Tweedy.

Tweedy pops up a lot in Jessica Edwards' documentary "Mavis!," as does Bob Dylan (who performed at folk festivals with her group the Staple Singers in the 1960s), civil rights leader Julian Bond (who marched with the Staples) and rapper Chuck D (who grew up listening to them).

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