Amanda Palmer
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Amanda Palmer has done it her way from the start clawing her way to to the music industry’s summit wearing little more than a corset and a bra. After four albums and five tours with punk-cabaret troupe The Dresden Dolls she went solo, releasing Who Killed Amanda Palmer (produced by Ben Folds), Amanda Palmer Performs The Popular Hits of Radiohead On Her Magical Ukelele, and Amanda Palmer Goes Down Under. Beyond her recorded work and touring, Palmer also starred in Statuesque, a short silent film with author and husband Neil Gaiman and co-wrote and produced a play with the students at her high school alma mater in Lexington, Mass. Palmer is the quintessential social media artist with one of the most responsive and supportive online fan bases on the net. She made global headlines with her wildly successful Kickstarter crowd-funding campaign, raising $1.2 million dollars for her new album Theatre is Evil with her band The Grand Theft Orchestra. At a recent concert held aloft by the audience as the comically long train of her dress spread out over their heads like a huge green wave, the connection between performer and fan -- physical and emotional --is obvious and truly moving.


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