1. Taylor Mac and Chris Giarmo: "The Parting Glass"

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    A bedazzled creature builds a community by singing 24 concerts of the last 24 decades of popular music. Ultimately all 24 decades will be stitched together culminating in a 24-hour long extravaganza (in 2014), which will feature Taylor Mac, a 24-piece orchestra, dancing beauties, special guests, and you. Bring bedding and toiletries. For now, here is a sample from the workshop of the 1770s decade. With Chris Giarmo on vocals and Alexander Horowitz on piano. Costume by Machine Dazzle

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    • Taylor Mac - After the Ball -- visuals come in at 00:15

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      A bedazzled creature (Taylor Mac) builds a community by singing 24 concerts of the last 24 decades of popular music. Ultimately all 24 decades will be stitched together culminating in a 24-hour long extravaganza (in 2015), which will feature Taylor Mac, a 24-piece orchestra, dancing beauties, special guests, and you. Bring bedding and toiletries. For now this is some footage from the workshop of his 1890s concert at Joe's Pub. With musical director/pianist Matt Ray, Viva Deconcini (electric guitar), Stefan Schatz (drums), Derek Nievergelt (bass), Jon Natchez (sax, trumpet, clarinet, banjo) and costume by Machine Dazzle. Video shot by the tremendously fabulous Kevin Yatarola!

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      • Taylor Mac | The Revolution Will Not Be Masculinized | Weimar New York at SFMOMA

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        Taylor dedicates his song, "The Revolution Will Not Be Masculinized" to Lawrence King, a 15 year old transgender student who was shot to death by a 14 year old classmate.

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        • THE SAINTS TOUR

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          The SAINTS TOUR is a site-specific play in the form of a walking or bus tour. It moves through an unsung neighborhood, transforming it as it travels, excavating its secrets and sub rosa magic. It can happen in any city or country; for each location, the playwright rewrites the play in response to the place’s unique cultural, environmental, historical, and musical identity. The SAINTS TOUR is led by a "Tour Guide" character (a local actor) who tells stories of “saints” that have inhabited the city, layering real and invented local history as she traverses her own personal journey. Along the way, audiences encounter local musicians and artists embedded in the landscape. The theme of the TOUR is that Saints lurk quietly in every corner of the world, performing acts of good whether we notice or not; and the play encourages its participants to do the same. The audience must perform a specified Act of Good to complete the narrative, and each Tour ends with a shared meal at a local soup kitchen. The first SAINTS TOUR appeared in Louisville, KY’s Live Oaks neighborhood in 2009-- this video features footage from that show. The second occurred in NYC’s West Village in 2010, with Taylor Mac as the Tour Guide. The next Tour happened in Lower Manhattan in 2012, as part of the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council's River to River Festival. In the works: Saints Tours 2015, Braddock PA. Video created by Michelle Memran, with Morgan Jenness.

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          • Highlights from Stew's Fall 2011 Arts Residency at the University of Wisconsin-Madison

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            The University of Wisconsin-Madison Arts Institute, Theatre & Drama Department, and Office for Multicultural Arts Initiatives welcomed Stew to the UW-Madison campus as artist in residence for the fall 2011 semester. The Arts Institute Interdisciplinary Arts Residency Program brings innovative artists to campus to teach semester-long, interdepartmental courses and to publicly present their work for campus and community audiences. Creator of the Tony award-winning Broadway rock musical Passing Strange and front man of the band The Negro Problem, Stew is a singer-songwriter, musician, and playwright. While in residence Stew taught a song-writing course called "Stew's Song Factory" and also hosted "Stew & Friends," a free public series each Monday night featuring award-winning artists on the cutting edge of Broadway, theater, cabaret, rock, jazz, and film. More information: http://www.arts.wisc.edu/artsinstitute/IAR/stew/ Videographer: Rob Matsushita All rights reserved: Arts Institute/ University of Wisconsin-Madison

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            • Taylor Mac's 1940s: Accentuate the Positive

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              A workshop performance of Taylor's 24-hour concert of the history of popular music. Performed at Joe's Pub in April of 2012. Performed by Taylor Mac (vocals), Lance Horne (piano and musical director), Aidan O'Donnel (bass), Jon Natchez (trumpet, sax, clarinet, banjo, you name it he plays it), Dave Berger (drums). Costume by Machine Dazzle

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              • Taylor Mac's 1770s: Amazing Grace

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                A portion of Amazing Grace in a workshop performance. Part of Taylor's 24-hour concert of the history of popular music. Performed by Taylor Mac, Alexander Horowitz, Jon Natchez, Dave Berger, Gary Wang, Sarah Gancher. Taylor's outfit by Machine Dazzle. Shot by Kevin Yatarola at Joe's Pub in Jan 2012

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                • Taylor Mac

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                  On stage at SFMOMA, Taylor Mac dedicates "The Revolution Will Not Be Masculinized" to the just-murdered teen Lawrence King during a performance of "Weimar New York."

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                  • Taylor Mac sings Moonage Daydream

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                    Taylor Mac hanging with Viva DeConcini's and band and singing the David Bowie song, "Moonage Daydream" and Ethyl Eichelberger's "Women Who Survive". This is a sample from Taylor's show "Comparison is Violence or The Ziggy Stardust meets Tiny Tim Songbook". At Joe's Pub. Pantsuit by Machine Dazzle

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                    • Taylor Mac sings "The Lord High Executioner"

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                      Taylor Mac sings Gilbert and Sullivan's "The Lord High Executioner" from "The Mikado" as part of a workshop of Taylor's upcoming concert, "A 24-Hour History of Popular Music". The workshop was performed at Joe's Pub in New York City Musical Director and Pianist: Dave Malloy Band members: Pinkie Wietzman, Yair Evnine, Dave Berger, and Gary Wang. Footage shot by Kevin Yatarola Costume by Machine Dazzle

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