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TONIGHT! — MAVIS STAPLES, Son Little (I’ve seen this great lady/national treasure perform half a dozen times and each show is etched in memory, she is an essential American performer from her days with her Staple Singers family at age 11 through crucial involvement in the Civil Rights movement, Pops Staples was a close friend of MLK Jr., to White House performances, she’s in the Blues AND the RnR Hall of Fame, 20 yrs, turned down Bob Dyan’s marriage proposal as a youngster, first tried skateboarding on her 80th birthday, works with some of the hippest young producers, probably doing this show because of long close friendship with local Carolyn Clark Powers who feted her at Kennedy Center honors and donated $10M to MOCA for free admissions, Mavis has done it all, touched so many, and still feels she’s got lots to do, this show also a fundraiser for my favorite radio station, 88.5, so how many reasons do you need to go?) — Thurs 8 p.m., The Soraya, CSUN Northridge, $36-$200.

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