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

Man Who Pushed Wife Off Maine Cliff Nears Sentence

Fresh
GENERIC GAVEL AND FLAG

A former Maine resident convicted of trying to kill his wife by pushing her off a cliff in Camden Hills State Park is set to be sentenced in one week.

in Local

Norridgewock Woman Faces Eviction Over Service Dog

GENERIC GAVEL LARGE

NORRIDGEWOCK, Maine (AP) - A Norridgewock woman faces eviction from her home for allowing her daughter's service dog to visit the house for five days in August in what her landlord says was a violation of the lease.

in Trending, Viral Videos

TODAY’S MUST SEE: ‘Star Wars’ minus music

12-overlay2

Without John Williams, the Throne Room would be a scene full of people creepily smiling at each other.

in Local

PepsiCo To Close 2 Warehouses In Maine

PEPSI LOGO

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) - PepsiCo has announced that it is closing beverage warehouses in Portland and Augusta, but most of the 100 affected employees are expected to be offered jobs elsewhere within the company.

in Local

Maine Oil Train Protester Trial Ends In Hung Jury

generic gavel

AUBURN, Maine (AP) — The trial of a second defendant charged with trespassing for sitting on the tracks to block a train carrying crude oil through Maine has ended in a hung jury.