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Today in History for January 19th
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BETHEL, N.Y. (AP) — Archaeologists scouring the grassy hillside famously trampled during the 1969 Woodstock music festival carefully sifted through the dirt from a time of peace, love, protest and good vibes.
Perhaps they would find an old peace symbol? Or a strand of hippie beads? Or Jimi Hendrix's guitar pick?
SEYMOUR — A concert at Seymour Public Library on May 6 will take attendees back in time with Woodstock tributes.
The Seymour Public Library at 46 Church St. is hosting a free concert in the afternoon of May 6.
The band — C.J. West and the Downtown Train — is set to go on at 2 p.m. The concert, called “Trip on the Train to Woodstock,” will pay tribute to the bands that were on the stage at Woodstock in 1969, including The Who, Janis Joplin, Jimi Hendrix, Santana and The Grateful Dead.
Joyann Parker is the best Twin Cities female singer you’ve never heard.
Imagine a sober Janis Joplin. And that’s a good thing. Imagine a taller Shemekia Copeland without the my-dad-was-a-blues-star pedigree. And that’s a really good thing.
There’s pain in Parker’s heart — and in just about every song she writes and sings. And, onstage, the grimace on her face, the clenched fists and the ache in her roar let listeners know that she knows hurt.
Minnesota music mogul writes about his life with Elvis, Jimi, Janis and Prince
Before Minneapolis entertainment impresario Owen Husney became Princes first manager, he was a concert promoter who hung out with Elvis Presley, Jimi Hendrix and Mick Jagger.
Janis Joplin once made a pass at him. He served as publicist and pimp for movie star/singer Richard Harris. He was even a rock star of sorts with the High Spirits, a Twin Cities garage band that had a 1965 local hit, Turn on Your Love Light.
NEW YORK (AP) — Bob Dylan, Kesha and St. Vincent have reimagined popular love songs to honor the LGBTQ community, and the singers are doing it by switching pronouns.
The six-song album, "Universal Love," was released digitally Thursday and includes Benjamin Gibbard of alternative band Death Cab for Cutie, singer-songwriter Valerie June and Kele Okereke of the indie rock group Bloc Party.
Although her life was short, Janis Joplin, with her unique voice and sartorial style, became one of music’s most recognizable artists. Twenty-five years after her death, in 1995, she was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and ten years after that, earned a Grammy Lifetime Achievement award.
Digital Mike: March Madness reigns supreme, and not just on the basketball court
I was finding too many other sites to fill the Digital Mike column with this month and I nearly let this one slip by. Granted, you might not be able to participate in some of these March Madness brackets, but it's still fun to see the winners.
Happy Dog to host Bobby Womack birthday show and dance party
CLEVELAND, Ohio -- I could roll out a Top 100 Favorite Cleveland Musicians list. Or, even better (and easier), I can just tell you that two of them are going to be at the Happy Dog on Friday -- one in person, the other in spirit.
Give it up for Lawrence Caswell, as he pays tribute to the music of Bobby Womack.
Today in History for January 19th
Yoga Beer Rockets
Pre-game fun by Yoga & Hops, admission includes yoga class, beer and a Rockets' game day ticket located in the 400's section.
When: 7 p.m. Thursday
Where: Houston Toyota Center, 1510 Polk
Tickets: $55; facebook.com/events/416835198750604
Stand-up comedian who was named winner of "Last Comic Standing" Season 8, is known for his roles in "Funny People" with Adam Sandler and "The Chocolate Sundaes Comedy Show."
Pop-ups pose solution to struggling downtown retail
WESTPORT — In February, Michael Friedman’s wife found a box of photographs in the couple’s attic that contained a lost piece of rock ’n’ roll history.
“Fifty years ago, when I was in the music business in the ‘60s, I was also a photographer. I wasn’t a professional photographer, but I was working with all these various artists in management,” said Friedman, a Weston resident.
Widow of Grateful Dead’s longtime lawyer auctions rare items
RENO, Nev. (AP) — The widow of the Grateful Dead's longtime lawyer is auctioning off treasures from their long strange trip with the psychedelic rock-and-roll band.
Hal and Jesse Kant's memorabilia collection includes signed artwork by the band's late leader, Jerry Garcia, and backstage passes from concerts spanning 30 years.
HUNTINGTON — The spirit of Janis Joplin rocked the Keith-Albee Performing Arts Center on Tuesday evening for Marshall University's second-to-last Marshall Artists Series show of the fall semester.
The Tony Award-nominated Broadway musical "A Night with Janis Joplin" was a musical journey that explored what made Joplin become one of rock 'n' roll's greatest legends. It celebrated her music and her biggest influences, like Aretha Franklin, Etta James, Odetta, Nina Simone and Bessie Smith.
HUNTINGTON — Janis Joplin was only on the national music scene for three years.
But in that short time, the rough and tumble Texas powerhouse left every piece of her heart, soul and vocal chords on the stage.
While heroin may have stolen The Rock 'n' Roll Hall of Famer away at age 27, hers is such a legacy and such a voice that rock 'n' roll will never forget.
Enjoy a little piece of her music
DIXON – Grab Bobby McGee, jump into your Mercedes Benz and come check out Cue Theatricals ’“A Night with Janis Joplin” at 7:30 p.m. Saturday at Historic Dixon Theatre, 114 S. Galena Ave.
The show celebrates Joplin and her biggest musical influences.
Tickets range from $46 to $54, and are available from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. today at the Dixon Chamber of Commerce/Main Street Welcome Center, 87 S. Hennepin Ave.; at cuetheatricals.com, at 888-445-4401 and at the door.
DIXON – Even if you didn’t grow up in the ’60s, you have likely heard, and know, the music of Janis Joplin.
“Me and Bobby McGee.” “Piece of My Heart.” “Mercedes Benz.” That voice. Oh, that voice.
And while Joplin’s voice was silenced in 1970, her music lives on. At 7:30 p.m. Saturday, that music will be brought to life at the Historic Dixon Theatre when the curtain goes up on Broadway’s “A Night With Janis Joplin,” the third CUE Theatrical production at the theater this season.
'The Long Road Home' tops the week's TV choices (videos)
CLEVELAND, Ohio – Among the top viewing choices for the week are two documentaries and a docudrama. "The Long Road Home," the docudrama, is one of the finest programs yet fielded in the still-young 2017-18 television season:
Dick Cavett donates talk-show series to Library of Congress
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Dick Cavett is donating more than 2,000 episodes of his TV talk show to the Library of Congress.
The donation announced Friday by the library includes episodes of "The Dick Cavett Show" from his 35 years as host during the 1960s to 1980s.
Among the guests featured: Muhammad Ali, Orson Welles, Jimi Hendrix, Groucho Marx and Janis Joplin.
Historic Dixon Theatre tickets now available at Chamber Main Street office
DIXON – A box office for shows at the Historic Dixon Theatre is available at the Dixon Chamber of Commerce and Main Street office.
Those who would rather buy tickets in person than online or by phone can do so from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday at the office, 87 S. Hennepin Ave., and receive a printed e-ticket.
“A Night with Janis Joplin,” which was scheduled to take place Oct. 15 at the INB Performing Arts Center, has been rescheduled for Feb. 14 at 7:30 p.m.
A press release did not include a reason for the rescheduling.
New tickets including the new date and time will be mailed to all current customers. Customers can direct ticketing questions to WestCoast Entertainment’s ticketing office, email@example.com or (509) 777-6253.
Today in History for October 4th
In 1967 the Monterey Pop Festival served as a launchpad for such luminaries as Jimi Hendrix, the Who, Janis Joplin and the Grateful Dead. It also helped bring soul singer Otis Redding in front of a new audience and introduced master Indian classical musician Ravi Shankar to American ears.
MONTEREY, Calif. (AP) — The Monterey International Pop Festival turned 50 on Friday and celebrated its anniversary by kicking off another three-day concert that's bringing back a few acts from a half century ago.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The Summer of Love in 1967 marked a turning point in rock and roll history: It introduced America to the exciting new sounds coming out of San Francisco's local music scene.
There was the Grateful Dead, Jefferson Airplane, Quicksilver Messenger Service, Big Brother and the Holding Company, which launched Janis Joplin's career, and Country Joe and the Fish, another signature band of the era.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Fifty years ago, thousands of young Americans descended on San Francisco to join a cultural revolution known as the Summer of Love.
It marked a fusion of art and political protest and introduced the world to local musicians that would stake a place in rock-and-roll history, like the Grateful Dead, Janis Joplin and Jefferson Airplane.
DALLAS (AP) — The guitar Jimi Hendrix played at the Monterey Pop festival in 1967 is expected to sell for $750,000 when it goes up for auction next month.
It will be offered by Dallas-based Heritage Auctions on June 17 in Beverly Hills, California. This year marks the 50th anniversary of the "Summer of Love." The Monterey festival that summer also featured Janis Joplin, The Who and the Grateful Dead.
Mary Bridget Davies, from Broadway’s Janis Joplin show, performs at Palace Danbury
Mary Bridget Davies, who earned a Tony Award nomination for her starring role in Broadway’s “A Night With Janis Joplin,” will perform at the Palace Danbury on Saturday, May 6.
The powerful rock and blues singer “captured the Joplin sound perfectly” on Broadway, according to the New York Times. Pegasus News said she “has the heart of the most intense rocker, the soul of a gospel singer, and the passion of a jazz singer,” according to a news release.
The Latest: ‘Summer of Love’ concert promoter plans appeal
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The Latest on San Francisco city office denying permit for "Summer of Love" concert (all times local):
The promoter of a "Summer of Love 50th Anniversary" concert planned to be held in San Francisco in June says he will appeal the city's decision to deny his request for a permit.
Neon piece of rock ‘n’ roll history going up for auction
BIDDEFORD, Maine (AP) — A bright neon piece of rock 'n' roll history is going up for auction — a marquee from the legendary Los Angeles club, Whisky a Go Go.
The 13-foot sign, with letters alight in bright pink, adorned the West Hollywood club in the '80s and '90s, during the heyday of punk, new wave and grunge.
Saco River Auction Co. is putting it up for bid Wednesday.
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.
Today in History for January 19th
Port Arthur and the Thomas Jefferson Class of ’60 may never be the same
Note: This story ran in the Houston Chronicle's Sunday Zest magazine on Aug. 23,1970.
Janis Joplin: Port Arthur and the Thomas Jefferson Class of ’60 may never be the same again
This story in the Chronicle's Sunday Zest magazine on Aug. 23, 1970. Excerpts of the story, as it ran then, follow.
Like Theatre Under the Stars' previous mainstage show, "In the Heights," its current production of "Into the Woods," is dominated by New York talent.
Director Robert Longbottom and actor Emily Skinner, who plays the Witch, work in Broadway, as do most of the cast and crew of Stephen Sondheim's postmodern musical based on the Grimm fairy tales.
Local artist brings color, famous faces to Jack Brooks Regional Airport
After getting a complaint that the Jack Brooks Regional Airport was "blah," with its neutral green walls and a single soda machine in the main terminal, local tourism officials agreed it was time to for an upgrade.
The Jefferson County Tourism Commission hired Beaumont artist Summer Lydick to paint three six-by-six canvas panels of six Southeast Texas Legends.
The story behind Kristofferson’s iconic ‘Me and Bobby McGee’
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — "Me and Bobby McGee" is one of Kris Kristofferson's most famous and widely covered songs, with everyone from Janis Joplin to Pink putting their own spin on it since 1969.
It's often misinterpreted as Kristofferson's love song to Joplin, because her bluesy rendition has overshadowed all other versions. She recorded the song right before her death in 1970 and it topped the U.S. singles chart in 1971.
Tomi Lunsford, "Come On Blue" (Seedbank)
"Come On Blue" includes wah-wah guitar, pedal steel and a saw, and singer Tomi Lunsford mimics them all. Elsewhere her voice sounds like a trombone, trumpet or sax, Janis Joplin, Elvis Presley or a police siren. The great niece of folklorist Bascom Lunsford is an exciting singer who leaves listeners wondering what the next verse will bring.
It helps that Lunsford has such a powerful, flexible instrument. She boldly attacks...