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DJ Dr. Demento to Speak About Humor in American Music

DJ Dr. Demento will speak Feb. 26 in UNC's Wilson Library

DJ Dr. Demento will speak Feb. 26 in UNC's Wilson Library

Humor in the 20th Century: Country and Blues
A lecture by DJ Dr. Demento
Friday, Feb. 26, 2010
Reception at 5 p.m. | Program at 5:45 p.m.
Wilson Special Collections Library
Free and open to the public
Information: Steve Weiss,, (919) 962-1345

Radio DJ Dr. Demento (Barret Hansen) will present a lecture on humor in 20th-century American music Feb. 26 in the Wilson Special Collections Library.

The free public program, sponsored by the Library’s Southern Folklife Collection, will begin at 5:45 p.m., following a reception at 5 p.m.

Hansen created the persona of Dr. Demento in 1970. Over the years, he has developed a trademark mix of music and humor in a weekly show that is now syndicated nationally and available online. His influence helped to bring attention to musicians such as “Weird Al” Yankovic and Frank Zappa.

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