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April 7: Warwick Beacon - RI holds own with it comes to music; Masso to be inducted to hall of fame

New York, L.A. and Nashville have long been considered the music capitals of the United States. Now, with the Rhode Island Music Hall of Fame gearing up for its fourth annual induction season, Little Rhody is poised to prove it has the right combination of musical talent to hold its own against these highly regarded music communities.  On two days, April 20 and April 26 the, trombonist/composer George Masso and 12 others join an elite group of Rhode Island musicians: those who have been recognized not only for their major impact on Rhode Islandís music scene but also on the national stage. Cranston native Masso, along with the other new inductees, will be enshrined by the Rhode Island Music Hall of Fame (RIMHOF) at this yearís induction ceremonies and concert events. Every year the Pawtucket-based nonprofit, formed in 2011, celebrates, honors, and preserves the legacy of Ocean State musicians, educators, and industry professionals. More

February 27: Senior Digest - Leonard Hits High Notes

Before even cutting his first record, little did Pawtucketís George Leonard realize that he would help set legal precedents for student dress codes as well as ultimately make it into the rock Ďní roll history books and now, in 2015, into the Rhode Island Music Hall of Fame (RIMHOF). More

Rhode Island Music Hall of Fame announces 2015 inductees, two-day event

The R.I. Music Hall of Fame's 2015 inductees are: The Schemers/Raindogs, Brenda Bennett, Nelson Eddy, George Masso, George Wein, Duke Belaire, Paco Zimmer, along with Georgie Porgie & The Cry Babies, The Others, and The Ascots (recognizing the great Rhode Island garage bands of the sixties) and Bob Petteruti, Marty Ballou, and Marty Richards (in the new "MVP sideman award" category). More | Providence Journal | GoLocalProv | Warwick Beacon | Jamestown Press on Brenda Bennett

Vacation Idea named us one of the 15 most fascinating museums in the U.S.!  More

Re: Announcement of 2015 Inductees and Ceremony date Event will include photo and interview opportunities More

December 16, 2015: Rhode Island Music Hall of Fame to Work with Flickers to add music component to the RI International Film Festival 

.."Reaching that goal of the Festivalís expanded focus includes a new music sidebar that
complements the film screenings. Partnering with the RI Music Hall of Fame (RIMHOF), the Festival
will discover and showcase musical talent. This will be realized through a performance-concert
sidebar that features local, regional and international artists at numerous venues during the
week of the Festival.."  More (PDF)
inMusic Brands Donates Turntables Allowing Digital Conversion of Songs to the Hall of Fame

The Rhode Island Music Hall of Fame Archive Committee is very excited about the recent donation by inMusic Brands of several Numark USB turntables. The turntables connect directly to a computer and are used to convert vinyl records into digital files for permanent storage on hard drives and CDs. They will be a major boost to RIMHOFís Rhode Island music archiving projects in the coming years. Thanks to InMusic Brands for this great donation. InMusic Brands website

Tavares at Lupos May 3 Induction Concert

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10/5: RIMHOF on the Radio!

Tune in to Classical 95.9 FM on Sunday, October 5th, at 7:00 P.M. for an interview with RIMHOF board member Don Culp, Co-Chair of the Tune In & Tune Up health awareness program. Heíll be talking about TITU and the upcoming Halloween Recovery Party coming up November 1st. After 10/5, the interview can be streamed at the stationís website: http://classical959.com  More

Rhode Island Music Hall of Fame Plans Third Annual Induction Concerts  Valley Breeze | Herb Weiss Commentary in Warwick Beacon | GoLocal (RI Music Hall of Fame Poised to Honor the Best) | Providence Journal (Tavares, Wheeler surprised by upcoming enshrinement in R.I. Music Hall of Fame)

Travel Website: 50 States Series: Top Museums Worth Traveling For - The Flipkey Blog More
R.I. Music Hall of Fame is State's Most Fascinating Museum - Providence Journal May 24, 2014 More

NEW: Pawsox Team Up with Rhode Island Music Hall of Fame to Offer Local Music at McCoy - Bands invited to apply online More | Valley Breeze

Introducing the Class of 2014: At today's Rhode Island Music Hall of Fame press conference, nine 2014 Inductees were announced at the R.I. Music Hall of Fame museum space in Pawtucket's Hope Artiste Village. Inductees include: Tavares, Duke Robillard, The Mark II, the Castaleers, Cheryl Wheeler, Francis Madeira, Paul Gonsalves, Randy Hien and Freddie Scott. Press Release | Providence Journal | GoLocal Prov | NBC10 | Valley Breeze | Cranston Herald |Warwick Beacon

Bob Kerr: For the drummer, the music makes for a heavy weekend - Providence Journal More

Rhode Island Music Hall of Fame to announce 2014 inductees, ceremony date at Feb. 7 press conference. More

Rhode Island Music Hall of Fame - Channel 6 More

R.I. musicians band together to increase health-care awareness - Providence Journal, Nov. 10

Unity Concert Press Release | Early Providence Journal Story | GoLocal Prov Story | Valley Breeze | Independentri.com | Southern RI Newspapers

Program Committee holding meeting for the local music community to discuss working together to promote local music in Rhode Island. Meeting will be held on Thursday, July 25, 7 pm at the Met in Pawtucket More

Rhode Island Music Community Rallies Around David Lamb of Brownbird: Go Local May 21, 2013 More | Contribute to help with David's medical expenses

Singing the Praises of Rhode Island Legends - Providence Journal  More

Photos of the 2013 Induction from the Providence Phoenix More 

RI Music Hall of Fame Inducts Geremia, Cowsills, The Nakeds - Go Local April 28, 2013 More

Cowsills and other induction photos from Mojo Photography (Facebook) More

Other Induction Ceremony Stories or Mentions: Westport News | 680 News | Boston.com | San Antonio Express

Hear, Here - A Local Symphony: Details of each inductee from our 2013 class from the Providence Phoenix   More

Cowsills, Cohan, Eddie Zack among 9 named to R.I. Music Hall of Fame - SchedulePress Release | Providence Journal | Evening Times |Valley Breeze | GoLocal Prov

Rockin' New Health Care Measures - Motif Magazine  More

Can local musicians finally afford and receive basic health care? R.I. Music Hall of Fame introduces 'Tune In & Tune Up' program More | Valley Breeze

Two Events Honor Sissieretta Jones on April 26 and 27th - Maureen Lee, Jones biographer will discuss Jones' international career and vocalist Cheryl Albright and pianist Rod Luther will sample songs from Sissieretta Jonesí vast and varied repertoire More Info

Legendary Cowsills to Come Home to Be Recognized By Their Own - Herb Weiss Blog  More

Warwick writer is first non-musician in Music Hall of Fame (Bill Flanagan) - Cranston Herald Jan. 24 More

Paul Geremia joins the Rhode island Music Hall of Fame - Providence Phoenix Jan. 23 More

Hall Elects Second Class of Candidates -  More

Rhode Island Music Hall of Fame Conducts First Induction Ceremony Ribbon Cut on RIMHOF Museum More

Bob Billington Op Ed More

Welcome Messages from the Nation's Music Halls of Fame More

Doug Wolverton (Roomful of Blues Trumpeter) Website  More

RI Music Hall of Fame brings joy to all ages - Limelight Magazine  More

Music Hall of Fame Unveiled - Pawtucket Times - February 28, 2012 More

Rockin' at the RI Music Hall of Fame Sunday night - Providence Journal - February 27, 2012 More

Rick Bellaire audio interview on WRNI - RI Music Hall of Fame inducts its first class  More

RI Music Hall Of Fame Concert Sunday - February 24, 2012 - Providence Daily Dose  More

SNE Spotlight: RI Music Hall of Fame - February 24, 2012 - Turnto10   More

Local Rocker Among First Inductees to RI Music Hall Of Fame - February 24, 2012 - South Kingstown Patch More

Making room for Rhody's first Music Hall of Fame class - February 24, 2012 - South County Independent   More

Rhode Island Music Hall of Fame Inducts Its First Class - February 22, 2012 - WRNI  More

Acclaimed musicians to be inducted into RI Music Hall of Fame - February 22, 2012 - Cranston Herald More

The first class: The Rhode Island Music Hall of Fame's 2012 inductees - February 22, 2012 - Providence Phoenix   More

Rhode Island Music Hall of Fame Induction this Sunday - February 21, 2012 - Examiner  More

They're charged with creating displays befitting a Hall of Fame - February 14, 2012 - Valley Breeze   More

Rhode Island Music Hall of Fame announces first class of inductees: Feb. 26 concert will feature performances by John Cafferty & the Beaver Brown Band and Roomful of Blues - January 6, 2012    Press Release | WPRI Channel 12 | Valley Breeze | Providence Phoenix | Providence Journal | Boston.com | Southern Rhode Island Newspapers | Fox Providence | East Side Monthly | Music Conduit | Boston Phoenix | Event Info  

Rhode Island Music Hall of Fame Coming Soon (WPRI-TV) - November 16, 2011 More

Rhode Island Music Hall of Fame Coming to Pawtucket - Evening Times - November 6, 2011  More

Music Legend Gerry Granahan Inducted into Hall of Fame More

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