XPN MusicNotes: Watch Mavis Staples perform live on Kimmel for MLK Day, see the “video likeness” of Prince onstage in April in Minneapolis

Mavis Staples | photo by Cameron Pollack for WXPN

Mavis Staples was the musical guest on last night’s Jimmy Kimmel Live! for Martin Luther King Day. Watch the legendary singer perform an emotional live version of “Build a Bridge.”

Mavis Staples will be performing at this year’s Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival following the release of her latest album If All I Was Was Black, which was written and produced by Wilco’s Jeff Tweedy.

A special concert & event featuring a “video likeness” of Prince is being planned for April 21st in Minneapolis. The show, featuring Prince’s video likeness, will appear onstage April 21st with a live band at the Target Center. “Prince: Live on the Big Screen” will include “remastered and never-before-released” audio & video. According to Prince’s estate, a number of musicians who Prince worked with over the years, and some other ”very special guests,” will contribute to the show, which will happen during a four-day event honoring the memory of Prince. Tickets will be available starting January 20th at 10 a.m. through the Target Center website.



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