Andy Steiner Every year for the last six years, a group of Lexi Reed Holtum’s friends and family members get together for a big party at Tuttle’s in Hopkins. It’s a fun night, with food, refreshments, music and lots of dancing, but for Reed Holtum and many of the other guests, it’s also a little sad.The event, known as Night of Music, is a fundraiser and awareness-building opportunity for the Steve Rummler Hope Network, an important time for members of Rummler’s old band The Gooneybirds to get together and play songs in memory of their friend. This year it will happen on Sunday, Jan. 14.Rummler, Reed Holtum’s fiancé and longtime Gooneybirds member, died of a heroin overdose in 2011 at age 43. His death was, Reed Holtum explained,...
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