BLUES -- Diva in the making -- Force of nature blues-belter Shemekia Copeland performs at 8 p.m. Tuesday in the Tralf, 100 Theater Place. The 22-year-old is touring in support of her third release, "Talking to Strangers." 851-8725 or www.tralf.com. Page 30.
ROCK -- Live and local -- "It's All on Me," the new single from Klear, is currently No. 1 on 103.3 WEDG FM. The Niagara Falls band plays Saturday in the Showplace Theatre with Last Conservative and Agent Me. The show starts at 7 p.m., 1063 Grant St. 447-1271 or www.ticketmaster.com. Page 18.
THEATRE -- Holiday special -- Theatre of Youth presents "The Velveteen Rabbit," a musical version of the beloved children's classic by Margery Williams. The play, recommended for children 4 and older, opens with a performance at 7 tonight and continues at 2 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays from Nov. 30 through Dec. 31 (no shows this Saturday and Sunday). Allendale Theatre, 203 Allen St. 884-4400. Page 21.
CELTIC Song and dance Canadian fiddler Natalie MacMaster makes her third appearance at Buffalo State College tonight. The native of Cape Breton Island, off Nova Scotia, will combine traditional Irish step dancing with her fiddle playing at 8 this evening in Rockwell Hall Auditorium, 1300 Elmwood Ave. 878-3005. Page 32.
ART-- Site to see -- "Let the Work Begin: Theatrum Chemicum," a site-specific, collaborative show by Gary Nickard and Reinhard Reitzenstein, is on view now through Dec. 7 in Center for the Arts, University at Buffalo North Campus, Amherst. 645-6912. Page 20.