News

Janis Joplin honored with U.S. stamp

Janis Joplin honored with U.S. stamp

HER OWN STAMP:Janis Joplin will be honored by the U.S. Postal Service. Photo: Associated Press

Tragic blues icon Janis Joplin is set to be immortalized on a postage stamp thanks to officials at the U.S. Postal Service.

The “Piece of My Heart” singer is the latest addition to the organization’s Music Icons series, which has previously included Johnny Cash, Ray Charles and Jimi Hendrix, whose stamp was released in March.

Joplin’s stamp features a photo of the smiling star, wearing round-rimmed, tinted sunglasses and a feather boa draped over her head from the cover of her 1972 “In Concert” album.

The stamp will go on sale in August.

Joplin died from a drug overdose in 1970.

Latest Headlines

in Local

Ex-Publisher Pleads Not Guilty To Porn Charges

Fresh
Joshua+Shea

AUBURN, Maine (AP) - A former Auburn city councilor who also once published a local magazine and organized a community film festival has pleaded not guilty to child pornography charges.

in Local

Heavy Snow To Cause Travel Woes In Maine

Fresh
snow

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) - Meteorologists say inland southern Maine will likely see the heaviest of the snow that is expected to blanket the state on the biggest travel day of the year.

in Black Friday, Trending, Viral Videos

TODAY’S MUST SEE: John Oliver takes on Turkey pardoning

Fresh
13-overlay5

The silly tradition is lampooned by the "Last Week Tonight" host.

in Local

Maine Democrats Seek Investigation in Senate Race

Newsradio WGAN

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) _ Maine Democrats are questioning possible ballot irregularities in a race for the state Senate.

in Local

Maine Heating Prices Continue Decline

Newsradio WGAN

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) _ A Maine government survey says the average statewide cash price for heating oil dropped 3 cents in the past week.

Tweets

  • 2m
  • 39m
  • 58m
  • 58m
  • 1h
  • 1h
  • 1h