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Mahalia!
In the Austin Playhouse production of Mahalia!, director Don Toner has staged a neat chamber piece with a trio of talented actor / singers, allowing the singing to be spectacular and the rest of the play to operate simply.
"...Mahalia!: Too Full of the Lord's Music to Keep Quiet..."

April 6, 2001 Arts Review by Robi Polgar

ACL Fest Interviews
"...was her 1996 tribute, Spirituals and Gospel Dedicated to Mahalia Jackson...."

Sept. 19, 2003 Music Feature by Margaret Moser

Something to Live For
"...as Sallie Martin, Mother Willie Mae Ford Smith, and Mahalia Jackson, black spiritual music moved out of the church..."

Feb. 26, 1999 Music Feature by Jay Hardwig

Selma
Although it's dramatically uneven, this film is a commendable historical drama about Martin Luther King Jr. that sidesteps the common pitfalls of adulatory biopics.
"...to the self-doubt that causes him to phone up Mahalia Jackson to sing him a spiritual to bolster his..."

Jan. 9, 2015 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Reissues
"...the Mighty Clouds of Joy, the Dixie Hummingbirds, and Mahalia Jackson. Long savored by gospel fans, most of the..."

Dec. 18, 1998 Music Feature

Articulations
Director Don Toner announces a new theatre company for himself, David Stevens announces his departure from Chorus Austin, and UT's Department of Art & Art History announces a rare meeting of critical minds.
"...-- Light Up the Sky, Moss Hart's durable comedy; Mahalia, Tom Holtz's dramatic account of the life of Mahalia..."

Nov. 10, 2000 Arts Column by Robert Faires

This Is My Life
LZ Love's reveal: dance music!
"...Stevie Ray Vaughan ("I connect and channel his spirit."), Mahalia Jackson, Minnie Riperton, Michael Jackson, Koko Taylor. There's her..."

June 4, 2010 Music Feature by Margaret Moser

Say It Loud! A Celebration of Black Music in America
Box Sets
"...Wilson, Wilson Pickett, Aretha, Marvin, Al Green, Temptations); gospel (Mahalia Jackson, the Soul Stirrers, Andrae Crouch); and rock (Fats..."

Dec. 7, 2001 Music Review by Christopher Gray

Reissues
Los Zafiros
"...to mind when gospel music is cited: Thomas Dorsey, Mahalia Jackson, the Fairfield Four, Rev. James Cleveland, the Original..."

Aug. 27, 1999 Music Feature

Digital Duke: Best of the Rest
"...in the trumpet section; trombonists Britt Woodman and Quentin Jackson; and reed players Jimmy Hamilton, Johnny Hodges, Harry Carney,..."

April 30, 1999 Music Feature

Reissues
"...right voice, whether that voice belonged to John Coltrane, Mahalia Jackson, Coleman Hawkins, or any number of the journeymen..."

July 28, 1995 Music Feature

ACL Review: Gregory Porter
Harlem’s new Nat King Cole puts on a one-man jazz fest
"...influences, “Musical Genocide” offered up clues, name-checking James Brown, Mahalia Jackson, and Earth, Wind & Fire. The California-born singer..."

Oct. 3, 2016 Music Post by Thomas Fawcett

Writers on Kennedy
What we think about when we think about JFK
"...It became famous later in America through versions by Mahalia Jackson, sonorous with martial overtones, and in an elegiac,..."

Nov. 22, 2013 News Feature by Richard Whittaker

Wade in the Water
Geto Boy rap icon keeps Austin in 'Checks & Balances'
"..."I start playing [Mahalia Jackson's] 'In the Upper Room' and Bill started rapping..."

Sept. 20, 2013 Music Feature by Chase Hoffberger

Ellington, Mingus, Monk
Complete catalogs trump career overviews
"...remake of Black, Brown & Beige with the incomparable Mahalia Jackson, and an obscure gem from 1958, The Cosmic..."

Dec. 14, 2012 Music Feature by Jay Trachtenberg

Musicians and Comedians, In Perfect Concert
Largo
"...Stern went down and he filmed Louis Armstrong and Mahalia Jackson and all these people, and it just goes..."

Oct. 10, 2008 Screens Feature by Kevin Kelly

Candi Staton
Reissues
"...Jewel Gospel Trio. Having performed in the Fifties with Mahalia Jackson and the Soul Stirrers, Staton certainly sports the..."

Dec. 15, 2006 Music Review by Robert Gabriel

People Get Ready
Excerpt from Kevin Phinney's 'Souled American'
"...a tsunami. The August 28 March on Washington featured Mahalia Jackson, Peter, Paul, and Mary, black folksinger Odetta ("the..."

Oct. 7, 2005 Music Feature by Kevin Phinney

Wop-bop-a-loo-bop
Little Richard, the pompadour himself, raps a little
"...LR: Gospel. Mahalia Jackson, Brother Joe May, Marion Williams, Ruth Brown, Roy..."

March 19, 2004 Music Feature by Jerry Renshaw

Sheet Music
Summer Reading
"...his day") with the gospel dynasties of Dorsey and Mahalia Jackson to produce Sam Cooke. The early voice of..."

June 6, 2003 Music Feature by Raoul Hernandez

Sheet Music
Summer Reading
"...musicians including Duke Ellington, Willie Dixon, Sister Rosetta Tharpe, Mahalia Jackson, and Harry Chapin. Great God A'Mighty! is filled..."

June 6, 2003 Music Feature by Jim Caligiuri

Long May You Run
Previewing the 2002-2003 Austin Music Awards.
"...draws from blues, gospel, and folk with echoes of Mahalia Jackson and Sarah Vaughan ringing in her voice. Foster..."

March 7, 2003 Music Feature by Jerry Renshaw

Clay Walker
Dreck the Halls
"..."O Come All Ye Faithful." He proves he's no Mahalia Jackson on "Go Tell It on the Mountain" and..."

Dec. 20, 2002 Music Review by Jerry Renshaw

New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival New Orleans, April 27-May 6
"...Thelonious Monk walking alongside Dizzy Gillespie, Duke Ellington with Mahalia Jackson, the Sun Ra Orchestra, and even Woody Allen..."

May 18, 2001 Music Review by Raoul Hernandez

TV Eye
"...There is one truly amazing scene, though, the great Mahalia Jackson sings at Moore's funeral......"

Aug. 1, 1997 Screens Column by Margaret Moser

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