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 Feb 11: Signed print giveaways

Head to any of the following record stores, each is giving away a print from Joni's latest boxed set, signed by Joni herself:
Waterloo Records, Austin, TX
The Record Exchange, Boise, ID
Monster Music, CHARLESTON, SC
Shake It, Cincinnati, OHv Dearborn Music, Dearborn, MI
Twist & Shout, Denver, CO
Skip's, Eugene, OR
Luna Music, Indianapolis, IN
Disc Exchange, KNOXVILLE, TN
Fingerprints, Long Beach, CA
Amoeba, Los Angeles, CA
Strictly Discs, Madison WI
Record Den, Mentor OH
Electric Fetus, Minneapolis, MN
Exclusive Co, Oshkosh, WI
Zia Records, Phoenix, AZ
Bull Moose, Portland, ME
Darkside Records and Gallery, Poughkeepsie, NY
Music Millennium, Portland, OR
BK Music, Richmond, VA
Plan 9, Richmond, VA
Record Archive, Rochester, NY
Streetlight, San Jose, CA
Silver Platters, Seattle, WA
Graywhale, Taylorsville, UT
Looney Tunes, West Babylon, NY
The Mad Platter, West Chester, PA

 Dec 17: SFJazz to honor Joni with lifetime achievement award

SFJazz will honor the singer-songwriter Joni Mitchell with a lifetime achievement award for her artistic vision and contributions to modern music at its annual gala, to be held May 8, 2015, organizers announced on Wednesday.

Mitchell, 71, the Canadian native who came up busking on the sidewalks of Toronto before moving to Southern California to find mainstream success with songs like "Big Yellow Taxi" and "River," will make a rare live appearance at the black-tie event, which will also feature musical tributes by Brian Blade & The Fellowship Band and the award-winning SFJazz Collective.

While best known as a leading light of the '70s West Coast folk-pop scene, Mitchell frequently dabbled in jazz, recording with musicians such as Charles Mingus, Herbie Hancock, Pat Metheny, Jaco Pastorius and Michael Brecker.

She recently released the box set "Love Has Many Faces: A Quartet, a Ballet, Waiting To Be Danced," a four-disc collection of songs tracing her career back to the '60s. In the liner notes, Mitchell, who is also an artist, describes herself as "a painter who writes songs."

The gala, to be co-chaired by Chronicle Books Publisher and SFJazz Trustee Nion McEvoy and longtime foundation supporter Penny Coulter, raises funds for the organization's youth education programs.

Previous SFJazz honorees include Herbie Hancock, Wayne Shorter and Stevie Wonder.
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 After Blue w Tierney Sutton, Omaha, March 27

Omaha Performing Arts presents Tierney Sutton “After Blue” The Joni Mitchell Project in the Scott Recital Hall at the Holland Performing Arts Center on Friday, March 27, at 7 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. Tickets are $35 in advance and $40 the day of the show, and are available at TicketOmaha.com, 402.345.0606 or at the Ticket Omaha Office inside the Holland Center, 1200 Douglas St. Sutton’s performance is a part of the 2014/15 1200 Club Series. More Info

 Ereni Sevasti Sings Joni, NYC, March 26 and 29

Ereni Sevasti Sings Joni Mitchell: Stepping Out of Blue, NYC,
Thursday, March 26th 7pm
Sunday, March 29th 5pm
Stage 72
158 West 72nd Street, New York, NY 10023
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 Melissa Fulkerson's Tribute to Joni, Sacramento, April 3

Melissa Fulkerson presents A Tribute to Joni Mitchell as her Masters recital in music. All Joni music, interpreted and arranged by Melissa. Performance is at Capistrano Hall at Sacramento State University, Friday, April 3 at 7PM. More info
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