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Dance will pay tribute to local USO

By Staff Reports
Published in News on June 23, 2010 1:46 PM

The music and dances of a classic era return to the Wayne County Museum at the USO Tribute Dance this Saturday at 7 p.m.

The museum on William Street, once used as a USO building, will be swinging to the big band sounds of the Starlight Band. Professional dance instructors Norman and Ella Mae Hooker of the Top Hat Ballroom will perform a special exhibition dance, showing off some of the popular moves from the 1940s.

The dance is being held in conjunction with the Arts Council New Harmonies exhibit, a traveling exhibition from the Smithsonian. The New Harmonies - Celebrating American Roots Music tour showcases America's musical heritage. The exhibit will be on display in Wayne County from August to September.

The dance will be from 7-10 p.m. Saturday, June 26 at the Wayne County Museum at 116 N, William St. The snacks and beverages that will be served were donated by local establishments.

Tickets are $20 per person and all proceeds will go to the museum. The tickets are limited and available at the museum and the Arts Council of Wayne County.

For more information, call 734-5023.