The traditional Red Friars dance at the Moose Lodge in Ames and the turning of the year took us on a nostalgic trip back to the era of big dance bands. Kathy Cline of the High Society Big Band came in to tell us the history of the three bands that entertain regional residents with the music of the 1920s, 1930s, 1940s and 1950s. We also spoke with John Basart about The Dixie Slicks with a sample of their music he recorded. We noted the changes in the area's New Year's Eve entertainment, then visited with Lynn Wilkinson, owner and manager of Lake Robbins Ballroom in the middle about the the era of ballrooms and the future of ballroom dancing. Their band for New Year's Eve is The Hebrons with Crystal Blue.
Originally broadcast 12/28/2016
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