Tag: A Night With Janis Joplin

“Southern Rock” Cocktail Inspired by Janis Joplin

This cocktail was inspired by the Queen of Rock ‘n’ Roll herself, Janis Joplin, and was created by our restaurant sponsor, Seattle’s Hard Rock Cafe.  A Night With Janis Joplin runs until April 17, 2016 at The 5th Avenue Theatre in Downtown Seattle. “Southern Rock” You’ll need the following ingredients: Jack Daniel’s Tennessee Whiskey Southern Comfort Chambord Black

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The Heart of the Matter: From Janis Joplin to Heart and Beyond

WITH HER HAIGHT-ASHBURY HIPPIE STYLE and a vocal delivery inspired by the gospel, folk and R&B artists she admired (Bessie Smith, Odetta, Aretha Franklin, Etta James and Nina Simone), Janis Joplin kicked open the door for women to take their place in what was then the male-dominated realm of rock in all its evolving and

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Janis: From Blues Mama to Rock Queen

“I’m one of those regular weird people.” ~Janis Joplin It began with her friend’s record collection. They were all there, the African-American blues divas whose raw, powerful vocals grabbed hold of a teenage loser — a white girl from a white-bread family in Port Arthur, Texas — and altered her DNA. Bessie Smith. Ma Rainey.

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Meet the Cast: A Night With Janis Joplin

Like a comet that burns far too brightly to last, Janis Joplin exploded onto the music scene in 1967 and, almost overnight, became the Queen of Rock ‘n’ Roll. The unmistakable voice, filled with raw emotion and tinged with Southern Comfort, made her a must-see headliner from Monterey to Woodstock. Stepping in as the Queen

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