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Dance through the decades at WSRE’s 50th Anniversary kickoff

Last Updated by Mary Riker on

PENSACOLA, Fla., January 9, 2017 – Throughout 2017, WSRE will celebrate 50 years of public television for the Gulf Coast, and the PBS station’s viewers are invited to join the party. The “Dance 23” Dancing Through the Decades 50th Anniversary Kickoff will be held on Saturday, February 4 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. at Phineas Phogg’s inside Seville Quarter.

Seville Quarter was home to WSRE’s “Dance 23” television show, which was broadcast live from Phineas Phogg’s in the mid-1980s.

Channel 23 began broadcasting as WSRE-TV from the campus of Pensacola Junior College in 1967—a year when bands like The Monkees, The Beatles, The Rolling Stones and The Supremes topped the music charts.

During the event, Boogie, Inc. will be spinning top hits from the 1960s, 70s, 80s and 90s to today, and there will be a cash bar, hors d’oeuvres and door prizes.

Admission is a $10 donation to the WSRE-TV Foundation, paid at the door. Attendees must be age 21 or older and are encouraged to come dressed in costume from their favorite decade since the 1960s.

Seville Quarter and Boogie, Inc. are sponsors of WSRE’s “Dance 23” Dancing Through the Decades 50th Anniversary Kickoff. More information about WSRE’s yearlong 50th anniversary celebration is available online at

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