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Documentary Filmmaker Amy Berg: Witness to Injustice

Eight years ago today, Janis: Little Girl Blue released to U.S. theaters. The documentary follows the life of acclaimed singer-songwriter and rock star Janis Joplin. Through archival footage mixed with powerful narration by Cat Powers (a contemporary woman rocker), the director takes her viewers on a journey into the legend of one of the most celebrated rock and roll icons.read more.

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Grace Slick: Queen of Psychedelic Rock

Happy birthday, Grace Slick! Today we’re celebrating this iconic and incredibly talented rock musician. 

Grace Slick is a rock musician known for her role in creating several hit songs, and for her powerful voice and distinctive vibrato. Her music was a major part of the psychedelic music scene of the 60s.read more.

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Janis Joplin: Ode to Your Star in Our Feminist Firmament

Janis Joplin is a musical and feminist queen the likes of which are unmatched, and about whom much has been discussed, including in biography and film by women (see links below). A writer like me might wonder what else can be said about her, so I’ll praise instead.

Happy Birthday, Janis. You would have been 79, surely singing your way through a confusing world, lovingly looking back on the feminists and musicians you helped to birth.read more.

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