A Tribute to Aretha Franklin:
The Queen of Soul
Featuring Damien Sneed
With Special Guest Karen Clark Sheard
Sunday, March 13 at 4 p.m.
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With a legendary career spanning several generations and a multitude of genres, Aretha Franklin earned her title, “The Queen of Soul.” Beloved by musicians and listeners alike, Aretha is recognized as the most successful female recording artist in history with 112 charted singles on Billboard, 18 Grammy Awards, and over 75 million records sold. Backed by an accomplished cast of jazz, gospel, and soul musicians, gospel music legend and four-time GRAMMY Award-winner Karen Clark Sheard lends her signature, one-of-a-kind multi-octave vocal range and ability.
Musician, vocalist, and composer Damien Sneed toured with Aretha, developing a strong mentee relationship with the soul legend. In this deeply tender and spiritual tribute, Sneed pays homage to the monarch herself with fresh renditions of her most cherished hits including “Respect,” “Knew You Were Waiting,” “Bridge Over Troubled Water,” “Precious Memories,” “Think,” “Until You Come Back To Me,” “Daydreaming,” “Freeway,” “Natural Woman,” and more.
Karen Clark Sheard
Karen Clark Sheard’s musical style with the legendary Clark Sisters has inspired a host of modern pop divas including Beyoncé, Mariah Carey, Missy Elliott, and countless others. Lifetime honored the Clark Sisters legacy in a biopic titled The Clark Sisters: The First Ladies of Gospel.
This engagement is generously supported by the Illinois Arts Council Agency.
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