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UPI Almanac for Saturday, Jan. 19, 2008.
By United Press International

Stars' paintings displayed at Vegas expo

LAS VEGAS, Sept. 13 (UPI) -- What is being billed as the largest grouping of celebrity artwork ever exhibited is set to go on public display at Artexpo Las Vegas at the end of the month.

Cooper, Manson in concert for first time

BUCHAREST, Romania, June 27 (UPI) -- Rockers Alice Cooper and Marilyn Manson will sing together at the same concert for the first time ever Sunday at B'Estival in Bucharest, Romania.

Jockstrip: The world as we know it

Germany tries a new approach to theater ... 'Wonderland' mural a nightmare for owner ... Mom sues baseball coach for bad coaching ... Alaskan bears to endure hair dye jobs ... The world as we know it from UPI.
By United Press International

'Wonderland' mural a nightmare for owner

ENGLEWOOD, Colo., May 20 (UPI) -- The decision by a smoking supply store owner to place an "Alice in Wonderland" mural on the side of his Colorado business has become a living nightmare.

Live Nation adding Fillmore venues

NEW YORK, March 30 (UPI) -- U.S. music fans hankering for a taste of live '60s rock soon will have several new venues from Live Nation reminiscent of the iconic Fillmore Auditorium.

The Almanac

UPI almanac for Friday, Jan. 19, 2007.
By United Press International

Producer Joan Worth dies; knew Malcolm X

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif., Dec. 30 (UPI) -- Joan Worth, the widow of writer and producer Marvin Worth, has died at her Beverly Hills, Calif., home at the age of 72.

Upstate N.Y. gets singing congressman

WASHINGTON, Nov. 8 (UPI) -- The new Democratic majority in the House will include a New Yorker with a pedigree in 1970s rock music.

Zooey Deschanel plays Joplin

PHILIDELPHIA, Pa., Sept. 19 (UPI) -- Actress Zooey Deschanel is set to replace singer Pink in "The Gospel According to Janis," the drama set to start filming in Philadelphia.

Deschanel to fill Joplin's shoes for film

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 9 (UPI) -- Hollywood is taking another crack at a movie about Janis Joplin, this time with actress Zooey Deschanel playing the legendary rock 'n' roll singer.

Spears, Lohan out of Joplin biopic

LOS ANGELES, May 1 (UPI) -- Britney Spears and Lindsay Lohan are out and now Kate Hudson is reportedly the front-runner to star in a biopic of the late rock singer Janis Joplin.

The Web: An iPod for your car

CHICAGO, April 5 (UPI) -- Would you like some digital music downloaded directly to your dashboard -- not just your desktop? That may be the next phase of mobile music, as automotive afte
GENE KOPROWSKI, UPI Technology Correspondent

The Almanac

Today is Thursday, Jan. 19, the 19th day of 2006 with 346 to follow.
By United Press International

Rocker Pink to star as Janis Joplin

LOS ANGELES, Nov. 25 (UPI) -- Director Penelope Spheeris says it looks like her Janis Joplin biopic is finally going to happen.
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Janis Joplin
Singer Janis Joplin died of a drug overdose at age 26 on October 4, 1970. (Undated file photo) (UPI Photo/Files)

Janis Lyn Joplin (January 19, 1943 – October 4, 1970) was an American singer, songwriter and music arranger. She rose to prominence in the late 1960s as the lead singer of Big Brother and the Holding Company and later as a solo artist. Rolling Stone magazine ranked Joplin number 46 on its list of the 100 Greatest Artists of All Time in 2004, and number 28 on its 2008 list of 100 Greatest Singers of All Time.

Janis Joplin was born in Port Arthur, Texas, on January 19, 1943(1943-01-19), to Dorothy (née East) Joplin (1913–1998), a registrar at a business college, and her husband, Seth Joplin (1910–1987), an engineer at Texaco. She had two younger siblings, Michael and Laura. The family attended the Church of Christ. The Joplins felt that Janis always needed more attention than their other children, with her mother stating, "She was unhappy and unsatisfied without . The normal rapport wasn't adequate."

As a teenager, she befriended a group of outcasts, one of whom had albums by African-American blues artists Bessie Smith and Leadbelly, whom Joplin later credited with influencing her decision to become a singer. She began singing in the local choir and expanded her listening to blues singers such as Odetta and Big Mama Thornton.

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