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One Night With Janis Joplin

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Monday July 1, 2013 / 7:30pm
One Night With Janis Joplin
2 tickets
Assigned at Box Office Special
1101 Sixth Street, SW
Washington, DC 20024

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My review will be a minority report as the audience at the Arena Stage obviously loved this nostalgia fest for aging baby boomers. Whether you like this show will depend on whether or not you like Janis Joplin: Was she an iconic figure from the 1960's who drove Rock music in new directions with her energy and passion? Or was she a sad, self-destructive individual with more lung power than talent? For me, the best part of the show was Sabrina Elayne Carten who sings the songs of Bessie Smith, Odetta, Nina Simone, and Aretha Franklin.