Janis - Queen of Rock 'n' Roll!
I had missed seeing her perform when she exploded on the music scene in the sixties.
I was aware of "Me and Bobby McGee" and "Piece of My Heart" certainly but did not see her before she died Oct 4, 1970. Janis was 27.
And this Broadway hit wrapped up its 32-city tour appropriately here in Charleston.
I've seen a few "do" Elvis and even the Beatles and Elton John.
The audience bought into this and the experience was electric.
They gave us faithful moments of Etta James, Odetta, Nina Simone, Bessie Smith and a standing ovation by Aretha Franklin, all shimmery and shiny in silver.
A magical evening with the performances at the extremely-talented
At the last minute I had to skip the David Sedaris evening but I hear it too was splendid.
Two single spots on him, standing at the lectern stage center as he read - and tested - his written material for an avid audience.
And we haven't even seen yet what it will do with Spoleto!
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Yes, I remember bell-bottoms but, these were pretty fancy.