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One Night With Janis Joplin

Tapping into all of Janis Joplin's raw emotion and full-throated anguish, Mary Bridget Davies stars as the iconic rocker who overdosed at age 27. Sabrina Elayne Carten co-stars, performing the work of the legendary blues singers who influenced Joplin, including Odetta, Nina Simone and Aretha Franklin. Between tunes, the audience gets a glimpse of Joplin's Texas childhood and 1960s youth.

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Friendly, Delicious Rivalry Surrounding Jollof Rice

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