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Monthly Update

November 15, 2011

The beautiful Lowry Theatre

The beautiful Lowry Theatre

Thank you every one of you! Your participation in the Christmas In August sale managed to put close to $10,000 into the Pearl Foundation coffers; between merchandise sales on and off the road, donations, living room concerts, and this auction, we have surpassed last year's half million mark – and one day, someday, I'm confident we'll hit that magic million! Not bad, for a small foundation that does no advertising and has only existed since 1998. So thank you one and all.

Janis and Dame Cleo Laine

Janis and Dame Cleo Laine

As I write this, I'm just finishing up my 30-date tour of the UK and Benelux, and what a fabulous time I've had. This is absolutely the best tour I've done in decades, with many, many special moments. I taped a BBC Songwriter's Circle with Neil Finn, performed for Dame Cleo Laine, and got a four star review in the London Times! Tonight is my last solo concert of the year, at Leeds Variety Theatre; tomorrow Lee and I head home for some well-earned R&R.

The beautiful Lowry Theatre

Janis at Cadogan Hall - Mick Ratman

Our year-end fund-raiser is the fourth annual Message Board Auction. The auction is run entirely by fans, via the Janis Ian Forums on my website. As in previous years, it will be run by Hoops, with Kathleen Brogan acting as banker. The auction itself will begin November 20 at 9 pm Central Standard Time, and end December 5th, also at 9pm Central. On November 17th, two new message boards will magically appear, and people will begin posting their items. Posting ends the 20th just before 9PM CST. All items to be posted must be pre-approved by Hoops! Please contact her at Hoops@janisian.com for information.

The Netherlands Crew

The Netherlands Crew

There are new rules. Those of you who've participated in previous auctions, please make sure you read the rules again!!

Some of the items you'll be seeing: Billie's Bones and Folk Is the New Black tour VIP laminates, a fingerprint kit created to publicize god & the fbi, old old archival postcards of yours truly… as well as home grown DVD's of the BBC Songwriter's Circle television special with myself, Neil Finn, and Ryan Adams. A Rude Girl jacket with logo on the back, Hoops' “Rudie fan starter set”, and my own tour book from the past 60 days overseas!!

One used itinerary, up for grabs!

One used itinerary, up for grabs!

Fans are encouraged to donate whatever items they think the market will bear, and the items do not have to be “Janis Ian-specific.” Just remember that peoples' funds are limited, so the items should be interesting – and shippable!

Thank you one and all in advance for your generosity, and see you soon!

Janis Ian






Hot News
  • Pearl Foundation sale hits $10,000!

    Thanks to all of you, by the third day our sale passed $10,000. We have run out of Breaking Silence (more will arrive Wednesday), the big specials are going gung-ho (phone calls and lunches with Janis, hand written lyrics), and the D'Addario Musician's Box is finally moving. Thank you one and all!!

  • Our "Early Christmas" Sale Is Happening Now! 

    Our "Early Christmas" benefit sale begins Saturday, October 15th at 6:00AM (CST)! It will last for one week, closing on Saturday, October 22nd at 6:00PM (CST).

    We've a brand new, much improved store and tons of new items (Breaking Silence CD's, album downloads, D'Addario Musician's Boxes, and much more).

    Deep, deep discounts store-wide, and remember - every cent you spend during the sale goes to The Pearl Foundation!

  • Godzilla Haiku Needed!

    We are looking for Godzilla haiku to post on Janis' Facebook page! Either Japanese-style haiku à la Basho, or haiku using fractured English ("Janglish"). For all the specs, more information and examples click the more link.

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