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Mavis Staples

Clear your schedules on Monday, the only thing you should be doing is tuning in to the premiere of HBO’s MAVIS! documentary.

The Jessica Edwards-directed documentary digs into the life of legendary gospel/soul singer Mavis Staples and her journey through music over the past 60 years. From her gospel-rooted beginnings in her family’s group The Staples Sisters to her solo soul transition, the extraordinary story of MAVIS! will surely “take you there.”

On Wednesday, HBO hosted an exclusive private screening of the civil rights and soul icon’s documentary at New York City’s Florence Gould Hall, which featured red carpet appearances by The Late Show With Stephen Colbert’s band leader Jon Batiste, pop singer Jackson Harris, singer/songwriter Valerie June, and music producer Aaron Livingston.

In support of MAVIS!, the 76-year-old soul singer released her 14th solo album Livin’ On A High Note last Friday. MAVIS! will premiere on HBO Monday, February 29.

Check out photos of her performance at the HBO premiere party below.

PHOTO CREDIT: Dorothy Hong/ Team Epiphany

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