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123 Star Starred
Macha Theatre
1107 N. Kings Road West Hollywood, CA 90069
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4.6 / 5 Rated by 45 members
Review from Mark Marcus
Red Velvet 361 events 113 reviews

Sophie Hawkins sings a credible Janis Joplin. She's got the tough part of Janis down more so than the vulnerable part. I think it was a mistake to open with 'Piece of My Heart' before the audience has even warmed up to Ms. Hawkins version of...continued

reviewed Oct 07 2012 report as inappropriate
Review from Kenneth R.
82 events 15 reviews

I was only 13 years old when Janis Joplin joined the 27 Club – I didn’t really know her music all that well, just the songs that made the Top 40 of the day, but I knew her on a deeper level because I was also a fairly plain awkward girl that...continued

reviewed Nov 11 2012 report as inappropriate
Review from jane
Red Velvet 233 events 94 reviews

AMAZING. LOVED IT (use of capitals to emphasize that)
got chills at her singing and took me back.

reviewed Dec 08 2012 report as inappropriate
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Since Sophie B. Hawkins’ fast rise to stardom in 1992 with the hit song “Damn, I Wish I Was Your Lover,” the Grammy nominated artist has been hailed by critics as a modern-day Janis Joplin. The single “Damn I Wish I Was Your Lover” went to #5 on the Billboard Hot 100 singles’ chart in the USA, and was also a top 20 hit in the UK. Her second album, was released in 1994. Produced by Stephen Lipson, it also contained a US Top 10 hit, “As I Lay Me Down,” the longest running hit single in AC music for 67 weeks and made world wide platinum status. Three singles from the album made the UK top 40, including “Right Beside You,” which peaked at #13. It reached number 2 in the Dutch Top 40.

Gigi Gaston is a writer and director who sold her first screenplay, Like A Lady to Drew Barrymore and Harvey Weinstein. Gigi went on to garner critical acclaim and numerous awards for her directorial debut for the documentary, The Cream Will Rise. Gigi recently completed work on the screenplay Alone Together: The Life of Teddy and J. Paul Getty and a screenplay on the life of supermodel and conservationist Margaux Hemingway.

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