URI alumni and friends invited to dance the night away at Homecoming celebrations Oct. 23

KINGSTON, R.I. — October 14, 1999 — The University of Rhode Island’s Alumni Association will revive an old homecoming tradition this year and host two dance parties during its Homecoming celebration, Oct. 21 through 24. The Homecoming Dance Party for all alumni will be held at the Hotel Viking in Newport Oct. 23 at 8 p.m. Performing will be Eight to the Bar, a band well known for its outstanding instrumentalists, sophisticated musical and vocal arrangements, and crowd-pleasing stage presence. Its style is influenced by American roots music, and they draw upon rhythm and blues, soul, Motown, boogie-woogie, and swing to create a unique sound. Coffee and dessert will be available all night. Tickets are $30 per person or $25 with Alumni Association membership. The younger set may find enjoyment mixing with friends Oct. 23 from 7 p.m. to 1 a.m. at the Coast Guard House in Narragansett. Alumni from the 1980s and 1990s are invited to enjoy hors d’oeuvres and cocktails at a cash bar. Tickets are $20 per person. Tickets for both of the dances are available by calling 401-874-2242. For more information about all homecoming activities, contact the alumni office at 401-874-2242 or visit the homecoming website at http://www.advance.uri.edu/homecoming.htm. x-x-x For More Information: Dave Lavallee, 401-874-2116