PORT JEFFERSON, N.Y., Oct. 20, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The Long Island Music Hall of Fame (LIMHoF) will celebrate its 2014, and fifth Class of Honorees, at its star-studded red carpet Award Ceremony and Fundraising Gala this Thursday, October 23, 2014, at The Paramount in Huntington, NY.
Special guests Roger Waters, Dionne Warwick, Felix Cavaliere and more will join in celebrating an extraordinary night in music. Performances in R&B, Oldies, rock and a musical tribute to Gerry Goffin featuring members of the Tokens, Toys and Cookies will all take place in one amazing evening.
The fifth induction class includes:
- Record Producer and Music Industry Executive Clive Davis
- Concert Promoter Ron Delsener
- Billy Joel Band:
Liberty DeVitto — drums, percussion
Doug Stegmeyer (posthumous) — bass guitar, backing vocals
Russell Javors — rhythm and lead guitars, harmonica, backing vocals
Richie Cannata — keyboards, saxophones, flute, clarinet, percussion
- Lyricist Gerry Goffin (posthumous)
- Record Producer and Remixer Steve Thompson
- Singer Debbie Gibson
- Rapper and Record producer Kurtis Blow
- 2014 Harry Chapin Award recipient and previous LIMHoF inductee DMC of Run DMC
Jim Faith, Founding Member, Vice Chair, and LIMHoF Gala Producer states, "It's been an honor to be a part of this organization from its inception. As producer of the past five galas, it's humbling to not only celebrate our history, but play a part in making it! This year's gala may be the most historic event to date."
"I couldn't be more happy and proud to be inducted into the Long Island Music Hall of Fame," says Richie Cannata of the Billy Joel Band.
LIMHoF will also honor Music Educator of the Year, Student Music and Non-Profit Scholarship recipients and present a special award paying tribute to an accomplishment to mark the anniversary of Billy Joel's trip to Russia.
Tickets on sale now. General seating tickets are $75 and $150, and are available through The Paramount box office at 631-673-7300 or online at http://www.paramountny.com/. Premium VIP seating is available, to include full dinner and show. For information about Premium seating, please contact LIMHoF at 631-331-0808 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Inductees are selected by the LIMHoF Board of Directors from an evolving and growing list of people, artists, and entities that were born, raised, founded, or have resided on geographic Long Island (Brooklyn/Queens/Nassau/Suffolk) for a significant portion of their career. Induction is based on historical importance and the significance of their contribution to Long Island's rich musical heritage. Complete induction criteria and more about previous inductees at http://www.limusichalloffame.org/inductees/.
Past inductees include: Billy Joel, Lou Reed, Carole King, George M. Cohan, Louis Armstrong, Eddie Money, Joan Jett, Twisted Sister, Mariah Carey, The Ramones, Barbra Streisand, John Coltrane, Peter Criss (Kiss), DMC of Run DMC, John Zorn, Johnny Maestro and the Brooklyn Bridge, LL Cool J, Public Enemy, Taylor Dayne, Salt N Pepa, Randy Weston, Zebra, Lovin' Spoonful's Joe Butler and Steve Boone, Ervin Drake, Gary U.S. Bonds, Stanley Drucker (New York Philharmonic clarinetist), Sam "Bluzman" Taylor, gospel singer Donnie McClurkin, Eric Bloom and Buck Dharma (Blue Oyster Cult), Simon & Garfunkel, Tony Bennett and more.
ABOUT THE LONG ISLAND MUSIC HALL OF FAME
Long Island Music Hall of Fame (LIMHoF) is a 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to the idea that Long Island's musical heritage is an important resource to be celebrated and preserved for future generations. The LIMHoF was created as a place to inspire in each person the desire to explore and celebrate music in all its forms and to be a place where the music community will find the support, resources and leadership necessary to aim them in that exploration. For more information about the Long Island Music Hall of Fame, visit limusichalloffame.org.
CONTACT: Liz Derringer 917-593-3010 / email@example.com (NYC and National) Jill Russell 631-418-6699 / firstname.lastname@example.org (Long Island) Harlan Friedman 516-860-9010 / email@example.com (Long Island)
Source:Long Island Music Hall of Fame