In his first New York appearance since the premiere of his 24-hour performance art concert A 24-Decade History of Popular Music last October, Taylor Mac will be performing a concert titled 24-Decade History: Holiday Sauce at the Town Hall on December 12.
The focus of this show, according to a press release, will be "Christmas, the songs you know and love — and the holidays you hate." Produced by Pomegranate Arts, Mac will be joined by costume designer Machine Dazzle, music director Matt Ray, and an eight-piece backing band.
A 24-Decade History of Popular Music was Mac's multiyear effort to chart a subjective history of the United States through 246 songs that were popular throughout the country — and in its disparate communities — from 1776 to the present day. The work was a finalist for the 2017 Pulitzer Prize for Drama. Mac was recently awarded a 2017 MacArthur Foundation fellowship, also known as the "genius" grant.
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