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Janis on Tina Turner
August 28 2015 @ 7:32 am

"I saw her a short while ago and I realised that this was what I'm trying to do. I mean, she just comes on stage and aaaagh! She hits you right there. That's what I want to do."

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Quote of the Day
August 26 2015 @ 7:35 am

"She was so naked on stage - and in a way perhaps even brave - that it was nearly impossible to avoid investing something of yourself in what in what she was doing." - Creem, August 1972

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Quote of the Day
August 24 2015 @ 8:19 am

"A woman who could bellow and cry and stamp and then turn around and go achingly tender. Someone who could sing up every song any truck driver ever knew. Someone in whom there seemed so much need, which somehow she transformed to our need." - Washington Post on Janis, 1998

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Quote of the Day
August 21 2015 @ 5:35 am

"She's a thoughtful, shy, slightly cynical girl who has no illusions about what she is doing musically, and not too sure about where it's all going to lead." - Melody Maker, August 1968

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Quote of the Day
August 19 2015 @ 7:27 am

"Onstage, she looked like she was bursting with passion; she meant every word she sang and touched audiences with her boundless spirit." - Bustle, 2014

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Woodstock
August 17 2015 @ 8:40 am

"Woodstock cast Joplin as a psychedelic mystic, a Hildegard von Port Arthur, belting our 100-proof canticles to Dionysus and Eros. Liberally performing from the then soon-to-be-released Kosmic Blues, Joplin gives the masses a good dose of her Soul Sacrifice." - All About Jazz on Janis' performance at Woodstock this week in 1969.

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Full Tilt Boogie
August 14 2015 @ 7:36 am

"Full Tilt Boogie, as the name implies, has the emotion and drive needed to back Miss Joplin, and also is composed of fine musicians." - New York Times, August 1970

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Today In History - Cheap Thrills
August 12 2015 @ 8:50 am

"Dig that the greatest electronic feedback record of all isn't a psychedelic freak record but a blues one. Sell anything to get this one." - International Times on 'Cheap Thrills' released today in 1968.

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Janis Joplin, Arcade Fire, Aretha Docs Lead Toronto Film Fest
August 11 2015 @ 12:21 pm

September event also features Sharon Jones doc, Laurie Anderson's personal essay film and new features from Gaspar Noe and Wim Wenders

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Rolling Stone
August 10 2015 @ 10:17 am

"In its new context, her voice can go through its almost impossible series of changes: laughing and crying in the same line, singing harmony with itself, cracking up, and finally, taking off into the breathtaking and suspenseful endings, a mind-blowing collage of sound patterns that make her now, more than ever, one of the really great gospel/blues singers of all time." - Rolling Stone, August 1970

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Today In History
August 7 2015 @ 10:34 am

Janis and her pals The Grateful Dead and Quicksilver Messenger Service got together to play a little benefit show for the Children's Adventure Day Camp at The Fillmore in San Francisco today in 1966.

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This Week In History
August 5 2015 @ 7:48 am

Janis made a surprise appearance at the Festival For Peace in Queens, NY this week on August 6th, 1970.

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Today In History
August 3 2015 @ 11:02 am

Janis performed at the Atlantic City Pop Festival today in 1969. Other performers included Frank Zappa, Joni Mitchell, Canned Heat, and Santana. Were you there? If not, read a review of the show here.

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Question of the Day
July 31 2015 @ 8:26 am

What's the first word that comes to mind when you think of Janis?

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Cat Power to Narrate Janis Joplin Documentary
July 29 2015 @ 4:57 pm

"Janis" will premiere at the Venice Film Festival

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Top 10
July 29 2015 @ 1:42 pm

AXS.com recently published their top 10 list of best Janis songs; what would make yours?

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Newport Folk Festival
July 27 2015 @ 8:31 am

"Erma Franklin's version of this song has soul. Janis Joplin's has balls." - Rolling Stone in their review of Janis' performance of "Piece Of My Heart" at the Newport Folk Festival on July 29th, 1968.

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#FlashbackFriday
July 24 2015 @ 7:52 am

Janis in the early days.

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Curtain Call: Tony Nominee Mary Bridget Davies Returns as Janis Joplin
July 23 2015 @ 8:27 am

A Night With Janis Joplin is back at the Pasadena Playhouse starting tonight.

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