Free Today: Mavis Staples at SummerStage

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Forget all the Friday the 13th hoopla. "The Happening" can wait -- Mavis is a must-see, and she's FREE!

Central Park kicks off its SummerStage concert series tonight with a free show with legendary civil rights soul mama Mavis Staples. She started out as part of a family group with the Staple Singers , and then blew up as a solo artist with her gospel-infused, soul-singing.

Staples, now made a comeback last year with the album, "We'll Never Turn Back," produced by Ry Cooder. Click [HERE] for a clip of our favorite track ... ok, and [HERE] for our other favorite track.

If you go tonight: It's from 7 - 10 p.m. at the Central Park SummerStage:

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-- Lauren Johnston

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