Mavis Staples and Nick Lowe to perform at Holland Center


Kelly Langin

Omaha Performing Arts will present Mavis Staples and Nick Lowe in a double-bill concert on March 10 at the Holland Center located on 13th and Douglas Streets.

Mavis Staples is a longtime R&B singer and civil rights activist. She will release her 14th album “Livin’ On a High Note” on Feb. 19. She is known for songs like “Oh What A Feeling” and “A House Is Not a Home,” and she was the subject of the documentary “Mavis!” that was released in January last year.

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Nick Lowe started his career primarily as a producer for Elvis Costello and The Pretenders, but he’s most known for his 1979 single, “Cruel to Be Kind.” Lowe released his latest album, “The Old Magic,” in 2011, the same year he met Staples and began performing with her.

The pair will perform at 7:30 p.m. in Kiewit Hall of the Holland Center located at 12th and Douglas streets. Tickets start at $25.