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Long Island Music Hall of Fame induction 2016

Long Island’s eclectic influence on popular culture was on display Thursday night, Nov. 3, 2016, as The Long Island Music Hall of Fame celebrated its 10th anniversary with a star-studded gala at The Space at Westbury in honor of the new inductees, including Steven Van Zandt, Steve Vai, Charles Koppelman, Garland Jeffreys and Big Daddy Kane.

Garland Jeffreys

Garland Jeffreys performs during the sixth Induction Awards
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Garland Jeffreys performs as the Long Island Music Hall of Fame celebrated its 10th anniversary with a star-studded gala at The Space at Westbury.

Gabrielle Ross

Gabrielle Ross of Bellmore, performs during the sixth
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Gabrielle Ross of Bellmore performs at the Long Island Music Hall of Fame induction ceremony.  

Steven Van Zandt and Steve Vai

Steven Van Zandt and Steve Vai hold their
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Steven Van Zandt and Steve Vai hold their awards.

Johnny Farina and Steve Vai

2016 Inductees Johnny Farina of Santo and Johnny,
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Johnny Farina, of Santo and Johnny, performs "Sleepwalk" with Steve Vai.

Big Daddy Kane

Big Daddy Kane performs during the sixth Induction
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Big Daddy Kane performs.

Big Daddy Kane

Big Daddy Kane performs during the sixth Induction
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Big Daddy Kane, left, keeps the music going at the star-studded gala. 

Big Daddy Kane

Big Daddy Kane holds his award after being
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Big Daddy Kane holds up his award.

Garland Jeffreys

Garland Jeffreys performs during the sixth Induction Awards
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Inductee Garland Jeffreys performs.

Garland Jeffreys

Garland Jeffreys walks the red carpet at the
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Garland Jeffreys, right, expresses delight on the red carpet at the awards gala.

Steve Vai

Steve Vai walks the red carpet at the
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Steve Vai arrives at the awards show.  

Steve Vai and G.E. Smith

Steve Vai and G.E Smith walk the red
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Steve Vai and G.E. Smith on the red carpet.

Gary U.S. Bonds

Gary U.S. Bonds walks the red carpet at
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Gary U.S. Bonds arrives on the red carpet.

Big Daddy Kane

Big Daddy Kane walks the red carpet at
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Big Daddy Kane is all smiles as he arrives at the awards ceremony.   

Chuck D

Chuck D walks the red carpet at the
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Chuck D of Public Enemy walks the red carpet at the awards ceremony, where he inducted Big Daddy Kane into the Hall of Fame.

Steven Van Zandt

Steven Van Zandt walks the red carpet at
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Steven Van Zandt, who received the Harry Chapin Humanitarian Award for his Rock and Roll Forever Foundation, said he was honored to be associated with the singer-songwriter and with Long Island and thrilled to be able to speak about his quest to bring a music education curriculum to public schools. “We want to connect students to music and connect music to history,” the E Street Band guitarist said on the red carpet. “We want to be that cool class in schools.”

Steven Van Zandt and his wife, Maureen

Steven Van Zandt walks the red carpet with
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Steven Van Zandt walks the red carpet with his wife, Maureen.

Steven Van Zandt

Steven Van Zandt walks the red carpet at
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Steven Van Zandt.

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