Midwest Beat with Tom Lounges

World War II’s Music and It’s Impact (with Dr. John Ban)

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THIS EDITION OF “MIDWEST BEAT with TOM LOUNGES” ORIGINALLY AIRED ON TUESDAY, JUNE 19, 2014

THIS PROGRAM IS DEDICATED TO ALL U.S. AND ALLIED FORCES VETERANS OF WORLD WAR II

 

THE IMPACT OF MUSIC AND DANCING DURING THE WORLD WAR II ERA

GUEST:  DR. JOHN BAN – Professor Emeritus Indiana University Northwest

This week’sradio program spotlights the dance music of the era by such artists as The Andrew Sisters, Glen Miller Orchestra, Judy Garland and others. 

The special in-studio guest for this program is Dr. John Ban – Professor Emeritus Indiana University Northwest — the creator and presenter of “Dancing with the Stars on the Nostalgic Stage of World War II,” a multi-media historical program being presented free of charge for region residents at 1:30pm on Tuesday, June 24th at the Merrillville Branch of The Lake County Library (aka Central Library).   Also joining the program in-studio is Lake Country Public Library representative Beth Alyea.

Dr. Ban discusses with show host Tom Lounges the important role that dancing and music played in both civilian and military morale during the World War II era.  Listeners will also hear some fun facts about some of the stars and songs of the era.   For instance, which major film and music star did Hitler hope to persuade to become a propaganda agent for the Nazi Party?  What famous band leader perished when his plane went down in the English Channel?  Find out by listening to this program.

Dr. Ban’s upcoming library program pays tribute to the arts of that era (1934-1948) and to those who fought for liberty both abroad and domestically during the 90-minute plus presentation comprised of film clips, slides, music and historical narration.  More information about this special library program at: www.lcplin.org

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