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UPI Almanac for Monday, Sept. 22, 2014

UPI Almanac for Monday, Sept. 22, 2014

UPI Almanac for Monday, Sept. 22, 2014
By United Press International
New Jersey festival features nearly 100 hot air balloons

New Jersey festival features nearly 100 hot air balloons

READINGTON, N.J., July 27 (UPI) --Hot air balloons fill the sky at 32nd annual New Jersey Festival of Ballooning.
Danielle Haynes
Krist Novoselic praises Nirvana Rock and Roll Hall of Fame performances

Krist Novoselic praises Nirvana Rock and Roll Hall of Fame performances

WAHKIAKUM COUNTY, Wash., April 15 (UPI) -- Nirvana bassist Krist Nosovelic has nothing but praise for Joan Jett, Kim Gordon, St. Vincent and Lorde's performances at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
Annie Martin
Joan Jett, Lorde perform with living Nirvana members at Rock Hall induction

Joan Jett, Lorde perform with living Nirvana members at Rock Hall induction

NEW YORK, April 11 (UPI) -- Joan Jett, Lorde, St. Vincent and Kim Gordon perform with remaining members of Nirvana at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
Danielle Haynes
Will Joan Jett front Nirvana at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction?

Will Joan Jett front Nirvana at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction?

NEW YORK, April 9 (UPI) -- Dave Grohl's Foo Fighters have prompted speculation that Joan Jett will perform alongside Nirvana's surviving members when the legendary rock band is inducted into Rock and Roll Hall of Fame on Thursday.
Kate Stanton
Trisha Yearwood cancels SeaWorld appearance

Trisha Yearwood cancels SeaWorld appearance

ORLANDO, Fla., Dec. 12 (UPI) -- Trisha Yearwood is the latest musical act to pull out of the Bands, Brew and BBQ event to take place at SeaWorld in Orlando, Fla., in February, TMZ reported.
SeaWorld responds to Joan Jett's request not to use her music

SeaWorld responds to Joan Jett's request not to use her music

ORLANDO, Fla., Dec. 10 (UPI) -- SeaWorld spokesman Nick Gollattscheck says the Florida theme park has no plans to use Joan Jett's music in future shows.
Giant balloons fly high at Macy's parade

Giant balloons fly high at Macy's parade

NEW YORK, Nov. 28 (UPI) -- The Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York managed to include 15 giant balloons Thursday, but the balloons were flying low because of high winds.
Akon, Dave Grohl, 2 Chainz to be presenters at the AMAs

Akon, Dave Grohl, 2 Chainz to be presenters at the AMAs

LOS ANGELES, Nov. 21 (UPI) -- Jennifer Hudson, Marc Anthony, Fall Out Boy and Michael Bolton are to be presenters at Sunday's American Music Awards ceremony in Los Angeles, ABC said.
Joan Jett switches Macy's Parade float after ranchers protest

Joan Jett switches Macy's Parade float after ranchers protest

Nov. 17 (UPI) -- South Dakota ranchers objected to Joan Jett's presence because she's a vegetarian who's critical of their business.
Kate Stanton

Joan Jett switches parade float after South Dakota protest

NEW YORK, Nov. 17 (UPI) -- Joan Jett said she won't ride on the South Dakota float in the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade because ranchers in the state protested her vegetarian lifestyle.
Joan Jett pick for SD Macy's float upsets the state's ranchers

Joan Jett pick for SD Macy's float upsets the state's ranchers

Nov. 14 (UPI) -- Joan Jett, PETA supporter, was selected for South Dakota's Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade float, and the state's ranchers and farmers thinks her vegetarianism will give the state a bad reputation.
Kristen Butler
'Duck Dynasty' stars to march in Macy's Thanksgiving Parade

'Duck Dynasty' stars to march in Macy's Thanksgiving Parade

NEW YORK, Nov. 4 (UPI) -- Kellie Pickler, Kristin Chenoweth and the stars of "Duck Dynasty" are to take part in Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York, NBC announced.

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Joan Jett
Joan Jett makes an appearance in the press room at the 23rd Annual Rock and Roll Hall of Fame at the Waldorf Astoria in New York on March 10, 2008. (UPI Photo/Joy Scheller)
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Joan Jett (born Joan Marie Larkin; September 22, 1958) is an American rock guitarist, singer, songwriter, producer and actress.

She is best known for her work with Joan Jett & the Blackhearts including their hit cover "I Love Rock 'n' Roll", which was #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 from March 20 to May 1, 1982, as well as for their other popular recordings including "Crimson and Clover," "I Hate Myself for Loving You," "Do You Want to Touch Me," "Light of Day," "Love Is All Around," "Bad Reputation," and "Little Liar."

Her musical and songwriting approach is heavily influenced by the hard-edged, hard beat-driven rhythms common to many rock bands of her native Philadelphia, often featuring lyrics surrounding themes of lost love, criticisms of insincerity, the quest for authenticity, the struggles and resolutions of the American middle class. She has 3 albums that have been certified Platinum or Gold, and she has been referred to as the "Queen of Rock 'n' Roll" many times during her career. In Venus Zine's 2010 "Queen of Rock" feature, Jett won the Readers' Pick in an online poll ahead of Stevie Nicks and Ann Wilson.

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