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Quote of the Day
February 8 2016 @ 7:02 am

"Pellets of sweat flew from her contorted face and glittered in the beam of footlights. Janis Joplin sang with more than her voice. Her involvement was total." - New York Times, 1970

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#FriendlyFriday
February 5 2016 @ 8:12 am

Janis with Paul Morrissey, Andy Warhol, and Tim Buckley.

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Quote of the Day
February 3 2016 @ 8:11 am

"Female vocalists in the big band era learned how to sing while smiling all the time like an ad for toothpaste. But Janis is not Rosemary Clooney. Onstage, her expression reveals what she's putting into a song." - John Byrne Cooke

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Quote of the Day
February 1 2016 @ 10:43 am

"I’m just a 50s chick, but I suppose my thoughts and fantasies go that... more expansive, more abandoned time, you know?" - Janis on her love of the 1920s and 1930s

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Quote of the Day
January 29 2016 @ 8:22 am

"Joplin's name alone now serves as shorthand for a countercultural music revolution." - Los Angeles Times

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Quote of the Day
January 27 2016 @ 9:04 am

"She temporarily abandons the restraints accepted by conventional soul signers, ignores the tunes, makes sure we're aware it's Janis that we're listening to." - Creem, 1971.

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Quote of the Day
January 25 2016 @ 8:46 am

"Joplin found fame because of her voice - at times approximating a growling tiger - but she quickly became a potent, extra-musical symbol." - Paste Magazine, January 2015

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Quote of the Day
January 22 2016 @ 8:33 am

"Her stardom was no accident. She was ambitious. Her initial idol was Bob Dylan. But she absorbed the influences of Odetta, Bessie Smith, Otis Redding and Aretha Franklin." - New York Times on Janis

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Quote of the Day
January 20 2016 @ 8:32 am

"She was a rock singer with a rock band, not a "vocalist" in the conventional, independent sense." - Rolling Stone

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Happy Birthday, Pearl.
January 19 2016 @ 9:06 am

Celebrate by watching Janis: Little Girl Blue. Watch on demand now in the US, or in a theater near you.

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Quote of the Day
January 18 2016 @ 8:19 am

"In most pictures or videos, Joplin is seen beaming, goofing off, adorned in wonderful furs; she's a good-times symbol of hippie excess." - Elle, 2015

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#FlashbackFriday
January 15 2016 @ 8:50 am

Janis and pal, Bill Graham.

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Grace Slick
January 13 2016 @ 8:12 am

"Joplin and Slick, who remained friends for life, were the most important women in the male dominated rock upsurge of the 60's." - Examiner.com

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This Day in History - Pearl
January 11 2016 @ 8:19 am

"It was music that swept you away. Its crude confidence was somehow part of its unwritten aesthetic. It gave a sense of something religious going on. The stuttering guitar on "Combination of the Two" seemed a strange form of prayer to some new god in the making." - Rolling Stone on "Pearl" released this day in 1971.

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Quote of the Day
January 8 2016 @ 7:45 am

"Janis is sympathetic to the anticommercial ethic that pervades the San Francisco music scene. She is devoted to the communal spirit that the bands share." - John Byrne Cooke

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Janis: Little Girl Blue
January 6 2016 @ 7:08 am

"As easy as this documentary could have been about chronicling Janis' life and delivering a tightly biographical view of the singer, it's more about the sentiment than the story. 'I wanted it to stay emotional because I wanted it to be Janis that carried us through the film.' By focusing on the sentiment, Berg is able to uncover the story." - Paste Magazine speaking with Amy Berg about "Janis: Little Girl Blue"

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Quote of the Day
January 4 2016 @ 12:04 pm

"Imperfect and messy, she was a white girl who sang the blues, a wily independent figure who predated equal rights, an artist brave enough to lay herself bare in song then pay the ultimate price for that fearlessness." - Los Angeles Times, 2015

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Happy New Year!
January 1 2016 @ 12:02 pm

For those of you lucky enough to live in Columbus, OH, Hartford, CT, Ogden, UT, Nevada City, NV, or Albuquerque, NM, Janis: Little Girl Blue opens in your town today! Find a screening near you.

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Quote of the Day
December 28 2015 @ 6:53 am

"The breakout star was undoubtedly Joplin, one of the most dynamic singers of her generation who set the template for anyone standing behind a microphone." - UltimateClassicRock.com, 2015

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Pearl
December 25 2015 @ 6:38 am

"It’s a true classic that deserves to be played and remembered regularly." - PopMatters on "Pearl" - Take this one for a spin today: http://janisjoplin.com/pearl/

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