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Boulevard Dreamers at the MCA

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On January 21st, Lise Baggesen and I had the great pleasure of taking our Boulevard Dreamers Project to the Museum of Contemporary Art in Chicago and transform the museum’s atrium space to a stage and green room.
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The day’s and evening’s performances, included some new and amazing acts, such as MCA’s own Chaz Hearne on Banjo:
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Chicken Fat Klezmer Orchestra:
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And Jessica Cambell with an unforgettable rendition of Brick House:
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We also had the pleasure of welcoming back some of  our personal favorites from last time, such as spoken word social activists Rebirth:
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And off course our green lady of the green room, Anni Holm, who closed the evening with an MCA Anthem:
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Apart from the above mentioned, we would like to thank Carol Laque, Mairead Case and In the Spirit, for their amazing storytelling skills, as well as Brian Sandstrom and  The Extraordinary Popular Delusions, The Pillowhammer, Marvin Tate and Michael Soto & Madeleine Aguilar, for putting in some musical muscle to bring our installation to life and becoming part of our portrait gallery -you are all our personal favorites!
Thanks to Michael Green and Joe Iverson helping us in bringing this show to the MCA, and last but not least, we would like to thank everybody who braved the brutal Chicago winter weather to come out to both the performances and the artist’s talk and to share the day and evening with us, because it is the people who make the party and without audience there is no show!
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For more on the background of the project, please check out our previous edition Boulevard Dreamers @ The Franklin:
and/or see the press release below:
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BOULEVARD DREAMERS Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago
Tue, Jan 21, 2014,
noon performances at 12-1 pm and
evening event from 5.30- 8 pm
FREE admission