Janis Joplin grew up in Port Arthur Texas, a small town with a fading downtown right out of the Last Picture Show and a skyline of smoking oil refinery and petrochemical plants. Janis was bullied throughout high school. One clique named her the “best looking man” at Thomas Jefferson High -- according to Texas Monthly, others threw pennies at her or called her a whore.
Joplin endured the harassment but never forgot it, while seeking solace in art classes. After graduation, she drifted and hitchhiked between short stints at local colleges and road trips to San Francisco to experience its emerging psychedelic rock scene. Janis had cultivated a love of music from an early age. She honed her talents joining...
The Foundation for AIDS Research is kicking off their 8th annual charity event, this time around kicking off with a few celebrity motorcyclist appearances. The "Road to Nashville, will be an eight day, multiple state, charitable motorcycle journey from Minnesota down to Tennessee. All of this is to raise money and awareness to battle AIDS.
The celebrities on hand to kick off the event at the Mall of America are Anthony Carrino (HGTV's America's Most Desperate Kitchens) actor Gilles Marini (Teen Wolf, Sex and the City) TV host Grant Reynolds and many more.
The President of Kiehl's will be on hand, as well as the CEO of amfAR to kick the event...!--more-->
The Minnesota Twins have had a roller coaster of a season thus far. The Twins will resume play Friday after the All-Star break with a record of 45-43, 2.5 games behind the American League Central Division leading Cleveland Indians. They are one game back in a crowded American League Wild Card race.
Yet, the Twins have over achieved given circumstances. To start with, they’re on pace to use a record number of pitchers again this year. Last season, they used 29 pitchers including one appearance from backup infielder Eduardo Escobar.
So far, they’ve had used 27 pitchers including having six relief appearances from backup catcher Chris...!--more-->
Heading into its 5th year, the LakeFront Music Festival is back in action this weekend in Prior Lake. Put on the Prior Lake Rotary Club as a fundraising event, this festival is not just your average concert series with a bunch of local bands turning up their amps and guitars for a few weary-eyed bar patrons -- this music festival is the real deal, an all out spectacle, and is set up right on the shore of Lower Prior Lake.
This growing music festival is set to host The Fray, Kat Perkins, David Nail, Billy Currington and more -- like I said, not just a lineup of dodgy local bands. Friday night kicks off with "Rock Night" and Saturday wraps up with "Country Night."