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Tuesday, December 16
Blind Boys of Alambama with Mavis Staples: Talkin' Christmas

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Millennials are forgiven for thinking the Blind Boys of Alabama are the newest Black Keys knockoff, but the Boys, whose name was even more literal 60 years ago when they began, are the product of a more sincere time. Likewise, Talkin’ Christmas is nothing but, and there’s not a reindeer in sight. But rather than dour put-the-Christ-back-in-Christmas prosthelytism, it’s pure joy to the world. Mavis Staples, whose voice has only gotten stronger since she stole “The Weight” from The Band in The Last Waltz, will help the Boys put the soul back in the holiday spirit. $29-$110, 7:30pm Tuesday, Tobin Center for the Performing Arts, Tobin Center for the Performing Arts, 115 Auditorium Circle, (210) 223-8624, tobincenter.org.

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