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, firstname.lastname@example.org, (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.
- Dr. Demento Web site
- DJ Dr. Demento to speak about humor in American music (UNC News Services)
- Southern Folklife Collection