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Alice Cooper

Sun, Dec 6 7:00 PM

State Theatre

805 Hennepin Avenue, Minneapolis, Minnesota 55402

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Alice Cooper (born Vincent Damon Furnier; February 4, 1948)[ is an American singer, songwriter, musician and occasional actor whose career spans five decades. With a stage show that features guillotines, electric chairs, fake blood, boa constrictors, baby dolls, and dueling swords, Cooper is considered by fans and peers alike to be "The Godfather of Shock Rock"; he has drawn equally from horror movies, vaudeville, and garage rock to pioneer a macabre, theatrical brand of rock designed to shock people.

Cooper was born in Detroit, Michigan, the son of Ella Mae (née McCart) and Ether Moroni Furnier (1924–1987). His father was a preacher in the The Church of Jesus Christ headquartered in Monongahela, Pennsylvania.[6] He has English, Huguenot, Irish, Scottish, and Sioux ancestry, and was named after one of his uncles (Vincent Collier Furnier) and the writer Damon Runyon. His paternal grandfather, Thurman Sylvester Furnier, was an apostle in the Church of Jesus Christ. Cooper was active in his church at the ages of 11 and 12.

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805 Hennepin Avenue, Minneapolis, Minnesota 55402

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