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A 24-Decade History of Popular Music: 1900-1950s

Tuesday, January 13 - Saturday, January 17

New York Live Arts

Under the Radar 2015

Running time: 180 minutes

Taylor Mac is accompanied by a live band, dancing beauties, and special guests in his unique mash-up of music, history, performance, and art. As part of the Under the Radar Festival, Mac will cover the first three decades of the 20th century in one evening. These performances are part of Mac’s A 24-Decade History of Popular Music: 1900-1950s, culminating in a six-hour, six-decade marathon performance on January 25. Eventually, this work will become a 24-hour spectacle covering the last 240 years of popular music in America.

An Obie Award-winner, Taylor Mac is a playwright, actor, singer-songwriter, cabaret performer, performance artist, director and producer. He has performed at The Public Theater and Joe’s Pub at The Public, Lincoln Center, The Sydney Opera House, and more.

A 24-Decade History of Popular Music: 1950s is commissioned by New York Live Arts and made possible, in part, by the National Endowment for the Arts and contributors to the Dance Theater Workshop Commissioning Fund.

New York Live Arts' presentation of A 24-Decade History of Popular Music: 1900s-1950s is made possible, in part, by the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council.