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"LOVING JANIS" The Music of Janis Joplin and Janis Ian Imagined & Performed by Kyra Gordon

March 23, 2018
8:00 pm
Ashkenaz Music & Dance Community Center

Celebrate Women’s History Month With the Debut of “Loving Janis” "Their songs have been part of the fabric of my life... Both of them being strong female band leaders, facing all of the challenges that come with being a woman in the public eye, have always fascinated and inspired me. As I trod down my own weird and rocky road, I look to them for advice through their voices and artistry"-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!

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Ashkenaz Music & Dance Community Center

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