It is said that by the time Janis Joplin reached fame and fortune, most of her voice had been blown out. The soundtrack to Amy J. Berg's highly anticipated 'Janis: Little Girl Blue' (Columbia/Legacy Recordings) starts out with the pre-fame little girl in question belting out Lead Belly's "Careless Love." She was, after all, a blues singer, first and foremost.
A combination of Janis Joplin and Joe Cocker, Betty Fox's covers of Otis Redding and Willie Nelson have driven crowds crazy in Norway, Denmark and her native Florida. She cuts a dynamic figure on stage and that appeal crosses over to 'Slow Burn.'
The Jewish Museum will be presenting a concert titled “Bang on a Can: Beauty is Power” featuring cello player Maya Beiser. The concert is tied to the Museum’s exhibition, Helena Rubinstein: Beauty is Power, the fist exhibition about the legendary cosmetics entrepreneur and trendsetting art collector.
Fans will have to wait for their more intimate night with Janis Joplin Off-Broadway, but diva-themed shows are popping up all over.
Music lovers and musical lovers, lend us your ears: We've got some updates on several of New York City's pop-music-oriented productions, specifically the Janis Joplin musical A Night With Janis Joplin and David Byrne's conceptual biography of Imelda Marcos, Here Lies Love.