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Janis Joplin

Forever Stamped on Our Memory: Janis Joplin

R. Clifton Spargo | Posted 03.23.2014 | Fifty
R. Clifton Spargo

Janis Joplin sang old-soul blues in a raspy voice that slithered and surged effortlessly yet precisely through folk, through jazz, through psychedelic rock. She should have been turning 71 this weekend, approaching the age of old souls.

A Night That Rocked My Soul

Melissa Manchester | Posted 01.23.2014 | Arts
Melissa Manchester

Last week, I had an evening that reminded me not just of the power of music, but of that greater power only to be found in theatre, where story emboldens the songs and familiar melodies are suddenly lifted and filled with new purpose, seizing the intention of a specific moment.

Janis Joplin Died 43 Years Ago Today

The Huffington Post | Erin Clements | Posted 10.04.2013 | Celebrity

Friday (Oct. 4) marks the 43rd anniversary of Janis Joplin's untimely death at age 27. The legendary musician was born in Port Arthur, Texas, on Ja...

Animated Janis Joplin Interview Might Surprise You

The Huffington Post | Sarah Barness | Posted 09.27.2013 | Arts

On Sept. 30 1970, four days before Janis Joplin's death, she gave what would be her final interview. Forty-three years later (almost to the date), tha...

How Far Will You Go to Protect Your Emails?

Mark Weinstein | Posted 11.17.2013 | Technology
Mark Weinstein

How far will you go to protect your emails? As individuals we can't really answer that question. That's because we're at the whim of our email provide...

Amy Winehouse Is Gone. Beth Hart Is Here, Loud and Triumphant

Jesse Kornbluth | Posted 11.11.2013 | Entertainment
Jesse Kornbluth

In past CDs, Beth Hart has channeled Joplin, Aretha, Etta, Billie Holiday, Otis Redding. On this one, in her notes, she also acknowledges "the great Amy Winehouse."

This Right Here Is Why Everyone Wants To Be A Rockstar

The Huffington Post | Jessica Goodman | Posted 08.30.2013 | Celebrity

Elvis Presley performs in 1957. Beatles fans try to break through a police line at Buckingham Palace in London in 1965. Janis Joplin performs in San...

An Exquisite Exhibition of Porsches

J. Michael Welton | Posted 09.02.2013 | Arts
J. Michael Welton

An engineering genius, Ferdinand Porsche was also a pragmatist. He set up his design consultancy in Stuttgart in 1931 and began to build tractors and...

Janis Joplin Rocks D.C.

The Huffington Post | Erin Ruberry | Posted 06.24.2013 | DC

WASHINGTON -- With a voice shot through with Southern Comfort and cigarettes, Janis Joplin sounded like no one else in music during her too-brief care...

How the Grateful Dead Got Started

Dr. R. Keith Sawyer | Posted 06.22.2013 | Arts
Dr. R. Keith Sawyer

This is how all great creativity happens -- a wandering path, surprising and unpredictable. As a Grateful Dead song puts it, "What a long, strange trip it's been." You can't tell where it's going to end, but you have to trust in the process, and stay open to the surprising ideas along the way.

Whatever Happened To The Grammy Category: Best Female Rock Vocal Performance?

Xaque Gruber | Posted 04.06.2013 | Entertainment
Xaque Gruber

While an official confirmation of the category's retirement was never announced by NARAS, we pray for its return as rock women have NEVER gone away nor are they vanishing anytime soon.

Janis Joplin Would Have Been 70 Today

The Huffington Post | Kari Friedlander | Posted 07.08.2013 | Celebrity

Considered one of the best rock musicians of all time, Janis Joplin has been the subject of countless movies, books and songs since her death on Oct. ...

Happy Birthday, Janis Joplin!

Posted 01.19.2013 | Arts

Today is the birthday of psychedelic goddess and raucous rock icon, Janis Joplin. The front woman of groups like the Full Tilt Boogie Band and Big Bro...

From San Fran '60s -- Haight-Ashbury Chicks

M.W. Jacobs | Posted 01.29.2013 | San Francisco
M.W. Jacobs

When I stood outside the door of Francine's Waller Street pad that night in June 1966, I was desperate and anxious.

Janis Joplin in Room 105

Sophie B. Hawkins | Posted 11.12.2012 | Los Angeles
Sophie B. Hawkins

Janis' world can never be repeated, and I am so lucky that I have been included in the oral telling of it. She has taught me to stop worrying about what everyone else on that stage is doing and just sing, sing like I have nothing else left.

Guess Who's Playing Janis Joplin?

The Huffington Post | Crystal Bell | Posted 07.10.2012 | Entertainment

After nearly everyone from Zooey Deschanel to Pink was considered for role of Janis Joplin, an actress has finally been found. Tony winner Nina Ariand...

Chasing Amy Winehouse: The Cult of the 27 Club and Why It's Good for Music

Christopher Zara | Posted 09.01.2012 | Entertainment
Christopher Zara

You can believe in these constructs or not, but you can't deny that they spark some great debates. The fact that Winehouse died at 27, as opposed to 28 or 29, means her legacy will always be held up against those that have written the narrative for modern music.

UFW Concerts: Chatting With Kris Kristofferson Plus Gerald Albright & Norman Brown, and Shevy Smith's Video Exclusive

Mike Ragogna | Posted 08.19.2012 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

Filmed in Brooklyn by way of Southern California, "Rocket Fuel" is off Shevy Smith's Ad Astra record, which was released this May.

Alabama Shakes: Throwback Or Flash Forward?

R. Clifton Spargo | Posted 07.14.2012 | Fifty
R. Clifton Spargo

Concert promoters depend on short-lived summer tours featuring tried-and-true, long-retired, and often just plain tired musicians from the 60s, 70s, 80s, or early 90s, who hit the road to cash in on the nostalgia of fans, many of whom are too young to remember the past they find themselves collectively longing for.

Bessie Smith: Music's Original, Bitchinest Bad Girl

Debra Devi | Posted 04.25.2012 | Arts
Debra Devi

What hugely popular female singer beat a rival unconscious, slept with her musical director, seduced her female backup dancers, frequented live sex shows and mortified New York society by telling a wealthy fan to "get the f*ck away from me"? 1920s blues singer Bessie Smith.

Maroon 5 with Travie McCoy on SNL, Plus Chatting with Vince Gill, Trombone Shorty and Paul Rodgers

Mike Ragogna | Posted 01.06.2012 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

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Hooray for Hollywood's Dearly Departed

Jane Minogue | Posted 10.24.2011 | Travel
Jane Minogue

The tour included the drug overdose sites of Janis Joplin, John Belushi, Michael Jackson and River Phoenix.

From LP1 to a Sky Full of Holes: Chatting With Joss Stone and Fountains Of Wayne, Plus The Beau Brummels' Bradley's Barn (Audio)

Mike Ragogna | Posted 09.30.2011 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

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Amy Winehouse: A Lesson for Kids

Bruce Kluger | Posted 09.26.2011 | Entertainment
Bruce Kluger

It was my older daughter who broke the news of Winehouse's death to me, and I could instantly detect her confusion about it all, as if it somehow didn't compute.

Amy Winehouse: Newest Member of Club 27

Maggie Van Ostrand | Posted 09.26.2011 | Entertainment
Maggie Van Ostrand

Club 27 is a most exclusive and heavenly private club of great musicians who died at the age of 27. As of July 24th, Amy Winehouse is the latest membe...