Get the scoop on the latest releases from Britta Phillips, La Sera and The Dandy Warhols in this week's album reviews. Photo: File photo

Album reviews: Britta Phillips, La Sera, The Dandy Warhols

Britta Phillips Luck or Magic (Double Feature) Though Luck or Magic is her first album, Britta Phillips has just about done it all. After providing the singing voice of Jem (of the “Jem and the Holograms” cartoon), she appeared alongside Justine Bateman and Julia Roberts in the lightweight girl-band film Satisfaction. Joining alt-rock darlings Luna […]

Iconic singer Mavis Staples takes the stage at the Paramount on Saturday evening. Photo: Publicity photo

ARTS Pick: Mavis Staples

Genre-defying, freedom-fighting diva Mavis Staples has woven her music into a fabric of gospel, soul, folk, pop, R&B, blues, rock and hip-hop for the past 60 years. A pioneer of the Delta gospel sound created in the 1950s, Staples flourished as a solo performer and in her family group, The Staple Singers. She has collaborated […]