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Mighty Real: A Tribute to Sylvester (1999)

Mighty Real: A Tribute to Sylvester (1999) Courtesy of the artist

Mighty Real chronicles the real (and imagined) life of singer/songwriter and flamboyant pop sensation Sylvester. The show celebrates his music and legacy and reveals man's uncompromising struggle to maintain his black, gay identity in the face of an industry that sought to change him. Mighty Real premiered in Minneapolis, and subsequently toured to Winston-Salem, Boston, and San Francisco. Branner performed all of the songs live to pre-recorded tracks.


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  • Title: Mighty Real
  • Alternate Title: A Tribute to Sylvester
  • Holdings: video (HIDVL)
  • Duration: 01:55:55
  • Language: English
  • Date: 1999
  • Location: Recorded at Intermedia Arts in Minneapolis, MN.
  • Type-Format: play, performance
  • Cast: Djola Branner, performer; Aimee Bryant, performer; Angela Henderson, performer; Henry Allen, performer; Brian Goranson, performer; Laurie Carlos, musician; Kathryn Gagnon, musician; Gregory Smith, musician; James Craven, performer.
  • Credits: Djola Branner, writer; Laurie Carlos, director; Laurie Carlos, choreographer; Aaron Barnell, musical director; Susan Robeson, video designer.
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