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Janis Joplin

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  • SXSW 2013: Clive Davis and how the talent scout who knew 'nothing' got famous

    AUSTIN, Texas -- Clive Davis is always selling something, it seems. At the South by Southwest Music Conference on Thursday, it was his autobiography that was being flogged, and as he sat to talk about it with Billboard journalist Bill Werde, he...
  • Chris Erskine's take on 'Janis Joplin' show in Pasadena

    Into the decadent world of Pasadena we go. . . . More and more I am drawn to that little triangle of treasures near Vroman's Bookstore: the Laemmle theaters, of course, where the audiences are either amazingly reverential or fully asleep, and the little...
  • 'American Idol' recap, Final 7 take on rock 'n' roll legends

    'American Idol' recap, Final 7 take on rock 'n' roll legends
    Down to the final 7, last night's show had the contenders take on some of the legends of rock and roll and most were clearly outside of their comfort zones. Burnell's version of Bon Jovi's "You Give Love a Bad Name" reminded us all that we love him...
  • 'American Idol': Kree Harrison gets her Janis Joplin on

     
    For rock 'n roll week on "American Idol," Kree Harrison took on Janis Joplin with a bluesy, country version of "Piece of My Heart."...
  • The Reading Life: Ellen Willis, rocking the rock music boat

    The Reading Life: Ellen Willis, rocking the rock music boat
    I've long considered Ellen Willis something of a hero. I hope I live longer than she did (Willis died in 2006, at 64), but otherwise, it's an exemplary life. She was the first pop music critic of the New Yorker, writing 56 pieces for the magazine from...
  • Austin: Texas capital offers far more than SXSW

    Austin: Texas capital offers far more than SXSW
    AUSTIN, Texas — As you read this, Austin's South by Southwest festival is over for 2012. The "Welcome SXSW!" signs have been peeled from club facades, movie marquees, hotels and gas stations. The handbills advertising movies, bands and the newest...
  • Austin is a magnet for musicians and their fans

    Austin is a magnet for musicians and their fans
    AUSTIN, Texas — After my plane landed, I went online to see what was going on in Austin: Was there any music that night that I had to check out? Asking if there was any music that night in Austin is kind of like asking if people need air to live....
  • Austin hotels: Rub shoulders with history, then recharge

    Austin hotels: Rub shoulders with history, then recharge
    AUSTIN, Texas — Austin has some very cool places to hang your cowboy hat. Two of the most notable are at opposite ends of Austin's timeline: the venerable Driskill Hotel and the recently opened Travaasa Resort and Spa. The Driskill is the oldest...
  • Southern California Close-Ups: From West Hollywood to Wilshire

    Southern California Close-Ups: From West Hollywood to Wilshire
    Set an out-of-towner loose to roam the Los Angeles area between West Hollywood and Koreatown and what can you expect? A food-truck overdose, perhaps. Or the bold suggestion that we extend our subway system westward. (Hey, we're working on it.) Or maybe...
  • Jewelry designer Ippolita talks muses, baubles and growing up in Italy

    Jewelry designer Ippolita talks muses, baubles and growing up in Italy
    Ippolita Rostagno’s beautiful bangles and sparkling rings have graced the famous wrists and fingers of Halle Berry, Reese Witherspoon, Carrie Underwood and Kate Hudson. The Italian-born designer’s collections are sold at the most coveted...
  • Local Songs: Is it hot in here? Or is it just these songs?

    Occasionally, we encounter performers who seem so confident about that voice that comes from very deep inside, they may not need a microphone. Pop, jazz and soul singer Chloe Dolandis is one of those singers. When she launches into “Bring Back the...