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First-Works and Brown Arts Initiative Bring Taylor Mac’s A 24-Decade History of Popular Music to Providence

Think you know your U.S. musical history? Think again: you haven’t seen anything until you’ve seen it performed Taylor Mac-style.

The production features songs from 1776 to present that interpret the social history of the U.S., many of which were popular among distinct populations, the stories of whom are often, according to Mac, “forgotten, dismissed or buried.”