Last fall, gospel legend Mavis Staples got our hopes up when she scheduled a show at the Guthrie Theater, only to cancel a week before her performance and reschedule for February 2 of this year. Just today, an email arrived from concert promoter Sue McLean saying that Staples has canceled again, with no explanation.
"Soul and gospel legend Mavis Staples will not be performing at the Guthrie Theater on February 2. Tickets will be refunded at point of purchase."
Glancing over recent news articles, it appears Staples is still keeping her other dates, and there is no word of illness. What have we done, Mavis? Will you ever sing for us again?