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Lecture: Play That Funky Music: Sixty Years of Disc Jockey Culture:

Wed. March 22nd 2006 7pm - 9pm UVic's Clearihue Bldg (specifc class info upon registration) (All Ages) 7pm - 9pm
When New Yorker Martin Block first spoke into his microphone back in 1940, he had no idea that he was kicking off a new voice in cultural history: the disc jockey.

From the infamous -"Tokyo Rose"- and the celebrated - Good Morning Vietnam's Adrian Cronauer- to rock 'n' roll rebels like Alan Freed and Red Robinson, for the past 60 years the disc jockey has both fuelled popular imagination and musical innovation, and has also been a voice for historical innovation, and has also been a voice for historical advancement. Using clips from music, film and television, we'll fast forward through popular culture to discover how the simple job of playing records has evolved to the point where the message itself has become the medium.

This session will include listening to archival recordings (Alan Freed, Red Robinson, Tokyo Rose, Adrian Cronauer) and musical selections, and watching clips from Northern Exposure, FM, WKRP and Do the Right Thing, among others.

The instructor is John Threlfall, Arts Editor, Monday Magazine

Time: Wednesday March 22, 7 to 9:00 Fee: $16.05 (includes $1.05)

Fee: $16.05 (includes $1.05 GST)

Course code: ASHI363 2006S1 C01

To register, please call 472-4747
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