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Mavis Staples' Second Act

Mavis Staples is sitting in the lounge of her tour bus outside the Tower Theater in Philadelphia, telling a story about her current tourmate, Bob Dylan. The other day, Dylan asked Staples to rehearse a duet of “Gonna Change My Way of Thinking,” a funky gospel rocker from Slow Train Coming that the pair re-recorded in

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The Crystals Singer Barbara Ann Alston Dead at 74

Barbara Ann Alston, co-founder and lead singer of the hit-making Sixties girl group the Crystals, died February 16th in Charlotte, North Carolina. She was 74.

The singer’s family told the Charlotte Observer that Alston died at a Charlotte hospital following a two-week battle with the

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