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Janis: Holly George-Warren explores the complex mind of a legend

Janis: Holly George-Warren explores the complex mind of a legend

Woodstock reading on Sunday, November 3: Many of the myths regarding Joplin read out like cautionary, puritanical sermons, luridly celebrating her passionate performances as something inspired and beyond her control, meanwhile excoriating her for her weakness, the demons and hedonism that ultimately defeated her. The standard line on Janis has allowed precious little acknowledgment of her personal agency, her seriousness of purpose and her accelerating artistic growth and self-determination, all of which are major and richly substantiated themes in George-Warren’s deeply engaging new biography.

Maya Hawke plays Colony

Maya Hawke plays Colony

Thursday, Nov. 6: The daughter of actress Uma Thurman and actor Ethan Hawke made her screen debut as Jo March in the 2017 BBC adaptation of Little Women and starred as Robin in the third season of the Netflix series Stranger Things. As a musician, she works frequently with the Grammy-winning writer and producer Jesse Harris, who is well-known in this area, particularly for his work with Norah Jones, Madeleine Peyroux and others.