CHICAGO – The issue of gender identity, especially for those who are born with a vagueness as to what to call themselves between/beyond boy and girl, has come front and center in the U.S., both with the legalization of gay marriage and the callous repudiation of identity by trying to pass laws dismissing it (the North Carolina “bathroom” laws). The performance companies of The Living Canvas and Nothing Without a Company is currently staging “[Trans]formation,” which presents gender identity art by six performers, who perform most of the play in the nude.
HollywoodChicago.com Hookup: Two Pairs of Chicago Music Tickets to Legendary Songwriter Chip Taylor
CHICAGO – In our inaugural edition of HollywoodChicago.com Hookup: Music, we have two pairs of tickets up for grabs to see legendary songwriter Chip Taylor perform in Chicago!
Taylor, whose family experiences helped make him one of the most-heard songwriters of the past 50 years with “Wild Thing” and “Angel of the Morning,” will be performing with rising Americana artist Kendel Carson and Van Morrison’s guitarist John Platania. Chip Taylor is Angelina Jolie’s uncle.
Chip Taylor has written music for “Taking Woodstock,” “Charlie Wilson’s War,” “The Office,” “Little Black Book,” “The Assassination of Richard Nixon,” “Shattered Glass,” “Charlie’s Angels,” “Girl, Interrupted,” “Inspector Gadget,” “Jerry Maguire,” “When We Were Kings,” “Major League II,” “Saved by the Bell,” “Encino Man,” “L.A. Story” and “Major League”.
To win your free pass to hear Chip Taylor play in Chicago courtesy of HollywoodChicago.com, just answer our question below and please include your first and last name in your submission. That’s it! This performance will be held on Saturday, Jan. 16, 2010 at 8 p.m. in Chicago. Directions to enter this Hookup and immediately win can be found beneath the image below.
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The description follows for “Yonkers, NY,” which is Chip Taylor’s latest album.
“Yonkers, NY” is a heartfelt and endearing window into the life of a young man learning about music, horses, girls and family. Chip Taylor was raised by a father who worked as a golf professional (though he managed to convince his youngest son for years that he was also an FBI agent) along with his two brothers: actor Jon Voight and renowned scientist Dr. Barry Voight.
On the album, Taylor assumes the character of young Jamie (as Taylor was known back then) as he feels the trials, tribulations and triumphs of a young man finding his way who was occasionally beset by fate and some particularly wily siblings.
The music video for Chip Taylor’s “Charcoal Sky” from “Yonkers, NY” can be found below.
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Like all Hookups here, this HollywoodChicago.com Hookup is simple: Just submit your comment below and we will award two lucky HollywoodChicago.com readers with a pair each of Chip Taylor tickets. Please include your first and last name in your submission. The winning tickets will be at will call. Good luck!