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2012-2013 Academy Season

Shemekia Copeland

After seven tours of Europe, literally
one of the most sought after blues
artists on Earth is coming to the
Academy of Fine Arts...

2013 GRAMMY NOMINEE
SHEMEKIA COPELAND

FRIDAY, MARCH 15TH AT 8pm

"A FIRE STARTER!"
- BILLBOARD MAGAZINE

"COPELAND ALWAYS DELIVERS!"
- WASHINGTON POST

"SHE'S BIGGER THAN THE BLUES! SHE'S THE NEXT TINA TURNER!"
- ROBERT PLANT

In 2011, in front of an audience of over 100,000 people at the Chicago Blues Festival, the City of Chicago and the State of Illinois officially proclaimed Shemekia Copeland as "Queen of the Blues" with legendary singer Koko Taylor's daughter Cookie crowning Shemekia with her mother's tiara.

Over 30 International Blues Awards including...

Most Outstanding Blues Singer of the Year (Living Blues Magazine Critics Poll 2012)

Female Blues Artist of the Year (Living Blues Readers' Poll 2001, 2003, 2006, 2010)

Rising Star Award (Downbeat Magazine 2009)

Friday, March 15th
8:00PM
Tickets: $34

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But Mr. Letterman's reaction says it all...

And here's Shemekia at the White House, where she shared the stage with
Jeff Beck, Mick Jagger, Buddy Guy and B.B. King

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