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The Remnants will provide music for Dance Through the Decade

Posted: Friday, April 15, 2011

The Remnants, a five-person band from Fort Wayne, will once again provide the music for a dance sponsored by the Huntington Arts Initiative, Inc. The event will be held Friday, April 29 at the Knights of Columbus Hall in downtown Huntington. Doors will open at 7:30 p.m., and the dance will begin at 8 p.m.

Last year the band played at the Arts Initiative’s “Sock Hop for the Studio.” Ralph Tourkow, the founder of The Remnants, well remembers that event, “Everyone enjoyed the music, and it was definitely a dancing crowd,” he said. “That night the “energy” went back and forth between the band and those on the dance floor, creating a magical festive feel to the party.”

It was that connection between the band and the dancers that caused Arts Initiative founders Debbie Dyer, Rich Najuch and Ann Siegfried to invite The Remnants to return for this year’s dance, called “Dance Through the Decades.” Everyone is encouraged, though not required, to dress in the attire of a favorite decade. Games and contests will be held throughout the night. Snacks will be provided, and a cash bar will be available.

Tickets for the “Dance Through the Decades” are $15 in advance and $20 at the door. Further information can be found at or by calling 260-454-0449 to reserve tickets. All proceeds from the event will go toward the renovation of The Studio at the corner of Market and Warren Streets. These buildings will become gallery, theater, and classroom space, all in keeping with the mission of The Studio to entertain, to enrich and to educate.

Tourkow is hoping for a good crowd at the “Dance Through the Decades” and promises a nice mix of music from the 50s through the 80s. “We are looking forward to coming back to Huntington because of the enthusiasm and energy we noticed from all the loyal supporters of the Arts Initiative who attended last year’s event,” he concluded.