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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.

"One Night with Janis Joplin" Trailer

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How Do People Live and Cope In The Midst Of Violent Conflict?

Humanitarian Zainab Salbi explains how life continues in the midst of war — and how the ones who "keep life going" are women.
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Buy Crop Insurance, Double Your Money

The nation's crop insurance program is really a lottery, says one prominent economist. And it's rigged so that farmers win. In fact, farmers typically get back double the money they pay for premiums.
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Buy Crop Insurance, Double Your Money

The nation's crop insurance program is really a lottery, says one prominent economist. And it's rigged so that farmers win. In fact, farmers typically get back double the money they pay for premiums.
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Do You Like Me? Swiping Leads To Spike In Online Dating For Young Adults

A study by the Pew Research Center finds the use of online dating sites has mushroomed in the past few years, particularly among 18- to 24-year-olds.

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