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Congratulations to the Long Island Music Hall Of Fame's 2016 inductees

Congratulations to the Long Island Music Hall Of Fame's 2016 inductees

As hosted at The Space At Westbury, the Long Island Music Hall Of Fame's 2016 induction event -- its 10th gala overall -- attracted a lot of star power. Beyond its class of inductees, those walking the red carpet included Public Enemy's Chuck D, guitarist G.E. Smith, The Patti Smith Group's Lenny Kaye, music industry executive Ron Alexenburg and singer Gary U.S. Bonds.

This year's inductees were:

Steven Van Zandt / Photo: Arnie Goodman

Steven Van Zandt / Photo: Arnie Goodman

Long-time E-Street Band guitarist Steven Van Zandt may not be a Long Island native, but his extensive contributions in and beyond the music business contributed to his being recipient of the 2016 Harry Chapin Award.

Prior inductees to the Long Island Music Hall Of Fame include Billy Joel, Louis Armstrong, Tony Bennett, Mariah Carey, Neil Diamond, Marvin Hamlisch, Dream Theater, Carole King, Public Enemy and Lou Reed.

For more information on the wonderful institution, click on over to www.limusichalloffame.org.

Dan Kellachan on Westbury Music Fair and what's ahead for the NYCB Theatre at Westbury

Dan Kellachan on Westbury Music Fair and what's ahead for the NYCB Theatre at Westbury

Adam Weiser on getting started in the music industry, Long Island restaurants & more

Adam Weiser on getting started in the music industry, Long Island restaurants & more