The Wit and Wisdom of Tom Lehrer

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Singer-songwriter Tom Lehrer (1928- ) gained a national following in the 1950s and 60s as a piano-playing political satirist, poking fun at politicians, academia, Cold War paranoia, organized religion, and anything else that tickled his fancy. His first childhood musical love was the witty patter songs of Gilbert & Sullivan; it was little wonder then that he began to create his own witty banter in songs, including his now famous riff on a G&S song with the Periodic Table of the Elements for lyrics. In the odd non-musical moment he found time to teach at MIT, to work as a researcher in Los Alamos, NM and to (allegedly) invent the JELL-O shot. His musical career was brief but influential, but his songs continue to be quoted today. 

Class Details

1 Sessions
Weekly - Wed

Location
CE South Building

Instructor
MultipleInstructor :
1.Moreen Siegel2.Jane Ellen 

 

Notice

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Tuition: 

$20.00


Registration Closes On
Wednesday, August 23, 2017 @ 11:59 PM

Schedule Information

Date(s) Class Days Times Location Instructor(s)
8/23/2017 - 8/23/2017 Weekly - Wed 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM Albuquerque, CE South Building  Map, Room: 107 Jane Ellen  ; Moreen Siegel