Musical Theatre: “A Night With Janis Joplin” at the Pasadena Playhouse

By Mike Finkelstein If you have even a kernel of curiosity about the legend of Janis Joplin or if you simply want to see some great rock-related live musical theater, you will want to get to the Pasadena Playhouse and see A Night with Janis Joplin before it closes on August 23. Putting this production… Read More Musical Theatre: “A Night With Janis Joplin” at the Pasadena Playhouse

Live Musical Theatre: “One Night With Janis Joplin” at the Pasadena Playhouse

By Don Heckman Pasadena, CA.  The Janis Joplin legend surfaces once again in the powerful music and dramatic story telling of One Night With Janis Joplin at the Pasadena Playhouse. It’s shown up earlier in the film, The Rose, and the theatre piece, Love, Janis.  But never before with such convincing musical and historical authenticity.… Read More Live Musical Theatre: “One Night With Janis Joplin” at the Pasadena Playhouse

News: Sam Cooke’s 80th — January 22, 2011

Had he lived, Sam Cooke would be 80 on January 22, 2011.  Though his tragic death, at the age of 33, deprived successive generations of new music from Cooke, known as ‘the man who invented soul,’ his legacy and influence endure. A feature film biography, based on Peter Guralnick’s critically acclaimed book Dream Boogie: The Triumph of… Read More News: Sam Cooke’s 80th — January 22, 2011