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SLCene Suggests: Shemekia Copeland at Egyptian Theatre Park City

by on January 10, 2013

SHEMEKIA COPELAND, EGYPTIAN THEATRE, Park City, Friday, Jan. 11-Saturday, Jan. 12, 8 p.m., $25-$39

Shemekia Copeland was born in Harlem, not exactly a place known as a hotbed of the blues, but don’t let that fool you. The 33-year-old blues belter is the real deal. She’s been declared the “Queen of the Blues” via an official declaration by the city of Chicago, and they know a little bit about the blues in the Windy City. She was also named Living Blues Magazine’s “Most Outstanding Blues Singer” in 2012, and she’s opened for none other than the Rolling Stones in her still-new career. Her most recent album, 33 1/3, was released in the fall, and seeing a rising star like Copeland in the cozy confines of Park City’s Egyptian Theatre should be a real treat.


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