The Handsome Family: September 14 Chapel Hill NC
DONT_SPAM_MEmfhedt at mindspring.com
Mon Jul 16 19:17:09 EDT 2007
Thanks for the info!
ansmithers at yahoo.com wrote:
> probably something like 3:00 PM, or maybe, and I mean maybe, 5:00-7 PM
> or something like that. Don't worry, I am sure the information will
> become available. It is more likely it will be during the day, sucks
> for working folks, as Wilson Library has hardcore security due to all
> the special collections, also, although open and inviting to the
> general public, as a part of UNC as an academic institution, I would
> imagine that funding for such events consider it important that
> University community have access. On the other hand, events like this
> are designed specifically for community outreach and enrichment
> outside the university, and to promote interest in and knowledge about
> the archives. The building locks up at 6, like don't get caught in
> the stairwell or you have to call the cops locks up. They do have
> some speaker based events that start at 6 though on occasion.
> There is probably no info on the website because no one told the
> person who handles such things to do so, and while it is a special
> event, the focus of the library is research and preservation.
> There never have been tickets issued before so I doubt there will be
> this time, that is way too much bureaucracy, plus, while they will be
> on a stage (a quite lovely miniature stage that I think will frame and
> suit the music Mr. and Mrs. Sparks nicely), the Pleasants Room is a
> lecture room essentially. I imagine it will be packed though, and
> people will be turned away. Marcus could probably draw 180 from
> campus alone, and the Handsome Family as well for that matter.
> Sorry I can't be more helpful, although I do work at the SFC on
> specific projects and have nothing to do with this kind of stuff and,
> as seems to be common in deep and dark archives that I have worked in,
> I don't see other people too often. I can say, information will be
> forthcoming I have no doubt, newspaper stories and the like. The last
> few music conferences have had articles in the Indy and the N and O so
> I don't think this will be any different.
> On Jul 15, 3:53 pm, MattHedt <DONT_SPAM_MEmfh... at mindspring.com>
>> Any idea what time? Is it general admission with no tickets issued?
>> I wonder why there's no info on the website...
>> ansmith... at yahoo.com wrote:
>>> The performance is in the Pleasants Room on the 2nd floor of Wilson
>>> Library on UNC's campus. It is directly on your left if you enter
>>> through the front grand entrance with all the columns and such.
>>> It is free and it is bizarre that Greil Marcus is moderating a
>>> discussion but he loves them apparently. The SFC occasionally has
>>> hosted concerts and speakers and the occasional conference on
>>> hillbilly music and/or the politics and practices of cultural
>>> conservation. All have been free and open to the public, although the
>>> conferences maybe required some registration.
>>> here is a link to the sfc
>>> The Southern Folklife Collection is located on the 4th floor of Wilson
>>> Library, housed with the Southern Historical Collection and UNC
>>> Archives, the North Carolina Collection is on the 3rd floor.
>>> The SFC has well over 160,000 recordings and lots of other things,
>>> video, film, posters, print media, song folio, personal collections
>>> and all the stuff archives have.
>>> Music from the SFC can be heard every Sunday on WXYC at 1pm on the
>>> Hell or High Water Program, and Back Porch Music also features music
>>> from the collection occasionally. I believe a podcast from the
>>> collection itself is in the works.
>>> There are often exhibits of interest in the Manuscripts Dept., the
>>> last was about protests in the 1960s in Chapel Hill and got a lot of
>>> visitors (some teachers must have assigned it) and it was excellent.
>>> Currently is a random collection of items "discovered" in the stacks
>>> by library staff. Also quite good. a bad ass Monterrey Pops poster, a
>>> Ron Liberti and Casey Burns as well, some historical documents about
>>> properties in Hillsborough, some letters and stuff from Dean Smith,
>>> and some even better stuff but you should go yourself. hours (open
>>> 9-6 M-F, 9-1 on Sat).
>>> hope that helps.
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