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Jefferson Theatre celebrates Joplin’s birthday

January 20, 2017 GMT

Beaumont’s Jefferson Theatre celebrated what would have been rock and roll icon Janis Joplin’s 73rd birthday by showing documentary “Janis: Little Girl Blue” on Thursday evening. Joplin, a native of Port Arthur, had deep ties to the Golden Triangle before her death in 1970.

Rao’s Bakery gave away free birthday cake in honor of the occasion, and the Museum of the Gulf Coast displayed some of their Joplin memorabilia.