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Celebrate Women’s History Month With the Debut of “Loving Janis”

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Date:
Friday, March 23, 2018
Time:
8:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Event Type:
Concert/Show
Organizer/Author:
Tanya Pinkerton
Location Details:
Ashkenaz Music & Dance Community Center
1317 San Pablo Avenue, Berkeley CA 94702

"LOVING JANIS" -The Music of Janis Joplin and Janis Ian Imagined & Performed by Kyra Gordon
Vocalist Kyra Gordon with Pianist and arranger Larry Steelman bring hypnotic and far-out arrangements of two iconic singers: Janis Ian and Janis Joplin. In “Loving Janis” the stylistic interpretations of both Janis Joplin and Janis Ian will encompass jazz, rock and folk arrangements of the iconic performers. Epic song classics including “At Seventeen”; “Jesse”; “Piece of My Heart”; “Bobby McGee” and others will be joyfully sung in a heartfelt tribute by singer-songwriter Kyra Gordon.

When asked what she admired and found important about each Janis, Kyra replied; “For me, Janis Joplin was all about her charisma as a performer and the trance [of the performance]. Janis Ian tells stories about life and the human experience.”

A large Mandala tapestry on the back wall, a shrine to Joplin, and an authentic liquid-projection light-show by the pioneering Kitty Crowe of “Fantasy World Lights” will help to set the ambiance of the “Loving Janis” stage.

Audience members from the “Boomers” to the “Millennial” generations alike will relate to “Loving Janis”. Songs from a time before that are just as relevant today celebrating two strong, quintessential female musicians!
Added to the calendar on Thu, Mar 1, 2018 3:25PM
§Kyra Gordon
by Tanya Pinkerton
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Photo Credit: Cherlyn Wagner
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