Antony of Antony and the Johnsons fame has huge extravaganza planned

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Mercury Prize winner Antony — of Antony and the Johnsons fame — isn’t resting on his gilded laurels.

The angelic-voiced New Yorker has already collaborated with the likes of Bjork, Lou Reed, Yoko Ono, Boy George and Laurie Anderson, and — as a visual artist — had his drawings exhibited in Belgium, Turin, Milan and London. And on Nov. 11, in far-off Copenhagen, he’ll be attending a work-in-progress screening of his new film with Charles Atlas, “TURNING,” for that city’s Documentary Film Festival.

It’s an in-depth study of he and Atlas’s 2006 European tour, featuring concert/video portraits of 13 women from New York City. But that’s not all.

On Jan. 26, for one night only at the Big Apple’s Radio City Music Hall, Antony and the Johnsons will be performing “Swanlights,” a large-scale event commissioned by no less than the Museum Of Modern Art.

It will feature a 60-piece orchestra, and is intended by Antony as a meditation on light, nature and femininity.

The extravaganza will include songs from his four-album catalog, set to symphonic arrangements by Nico Muhly, Rob Moose and Maxim Moston, produced in collaboration with light artist Chris Levine, lighting designer Paul Normandie, and set designer Carl Robertshaw.

Tickets go on sale this Saturday at 10 a.m. at www.ticketmaster.com.

Stay on top of Antony’s cavalcade of accomplishments at www.antonyandthejohnsons.com.

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