Sheroes was a monthly limited-run art party series that brought together on and offline works that playfully and performatively explore the iconography and cultures of fandom surrounding the "League of Legendary Ladies": Joni Mitchell, Chaka Khan, Tina Turner, Madonna, Yoko Ono, Erykah Badu, Etta James, Marianne Faithfull, Dolly Parton, Grace Jones, Dusty Springfield & Nina Simone.

Sheroes is presented by salonnière reeraw (Rea McNamara). Based in Toronto, the series curates specially commissioned performances, sounds, installations & visuals.

All Sheroes events are brainstormed and archived online at, uniting digital communities with real-time audiences in an ongoing exploration into fan culture and collaborative content creation.

Virtual Season — our culminating presentation of new and past Sheroes on/offline works & performances — is currently gearing into its first international reunion tour. We will be announcing soon tour dates. (If you would like to book a Sheroes event, please contact us.)

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"When I first went to sign at Warner Bros. I met Etta James. She was standing outside in the hall waiting for me. I was a big fan, so I was really pleased to see her.
“She said to me, ‘Whatever you do, if you wanna be in this business…’ showing me the tracks on her arm, ‘… do not do this.’ I said, ‘Oh my God! Don’t worry, I won’t.’ And I didn’t. I snorted heroin for a good 10 years and I did cocaine, but I never injected.”

Etta James’ Drug Warning To Chaka Khan

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2 Funerals In 3 Days

2 Funerals In 3 Days

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According to Chaka Khan, she bowed out because she decided that an appearance wasn’t appropriate. The singer took to Twitter to announce the news, tweeting, “As I grieve the loss of my friend and “little sister,” I don’t feel it appropriate to perform at this time. Continue to pray for the family.”

Why Chaka Khan Bowed Out of the Whitney Houston Grammy Tribute

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Tony Halmos: “it’s ok, they won’t be naming no buildings to go down dilapidated after me, neither.”

Tony Halmos: it’s ok, they won’t be naming no buildings to go down dilapidated after me, neither.”

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Chaka Khan — “Hissing Of Summer Lawns” (Live)


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An official Jam Shed remix by reeraw & NoLoves of “Sweet Thing” for Sheroes #2: Chaka Khan.

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Sheroes #2: Chaka Khan. Photo taken by Tony Halmos.

Sheroes #2: Chaka Khan. Photo taken by Tony Halmos.

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