Live Review: Mavis Staples w/ Amy Helm @ Lincoln Theatre — 10/19/21

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Mavis Staples performs at the Lincoln Theatre in DC on Oct. 19, 2021. (Photos by Ari Strauss)

Amy Helm, perhaps, put it best Tuesday evening at the Lincoln Theatre when she said, “How deeply it moves me to stand on this stage before an American treasure” in Mavis Staples. Mavis headlined the evening, which was a fundraiser for JusticeAid.

JusticeAid is an umbrella progressive fundraising organization that raises money to support various grassroots organizations. The concert was a benefit for the Neighborhood Defender Service. The Neighborhood Defender Service is concerned with police violence, particularly against communities of color. In the evening’s opening remarks, we learned that, so far this year, JusticeAid has been able to give $300,000 to NDS and, following the successful concert, they plan to donate another $100,000 to the cause.

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Don’t Miss: Dine-N-Dash @ 14th Street NW + Penn Quarter, 6/7/17

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José Andrés addresses the 2019 World Bank/IMF Spring Meeting on April 12, 2019. (Photo courtesy World Bank)

Limited tickets remain for the annual Dine-N-Dash, held by José Andrés and World Central Kitchen to benefit World Central Kitchen’s mission to find smart solutions to hunger and poverty, on June 7.

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