A 24-Decade History of Popular Music (Abridged)

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Date & Time: Monday, September 16, 2019
7:30 PM-9:30 PM
Suggested Audiences: High School, College, Adult
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College of the Holy Cross: Fenwick Hall Theatre
1 College Street
Worcester, MA 01610-2395
Cost: $20 general; $10 HC faculty & staff; $5 students
Sponsored by: Arts Transcending Borders at College of the Holy Cross
Description: "A 24-Decade History of Popular Music" is MacArthur Fellow and Pulitzer Prize finalist Taylor Mac's subjective history of America since its founding in 1776. Originally performed as a one-time 24-hour event, this abridged version is a highly immersive and outrageously entertaining crash course in the 240 years (and counting) of the history of American culture and dysfunction. Told from the perspective of groups whose stories are often "forgot, dismissed, or buried," the show highlights various musical styles and artistic voices ranging from murder ballads to disco, Walt Whitman to David Bowie and beyond. Joined by longtime collaborator, Music Director and Arranger, Matt Ray and an incomparable band, Mac appears on stage decked and bedazzled in gloriously irreverent regalia for a night that is "Startlingly unique...a must see for anyone who wants to see a kinder, gentler society." (Huffington Post)

*Running Time: 120 minutes
**Performance may include mature content.
More Information: Website: https://www.holycross.edu/departments-and-programs/arts-tran...
E-mail: atb@holycross.edu
Phone: 508-793-3835
Entered by: Arts Transcending Borders at College of the Holy Cross

Created: June 28, 2019 at 10:36 AM

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