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Black Entertainment Artists from New York Inducted in Hall of Fame in Long Island

List of LIMEHOF inductees
List of LIMEHOF inductees in order L-R Row 1: Run DMC, Sam "Bluzman" Taylor, EPMD, Little Anthony and the Imperials, Whodini, Salt-N-Pepa, Erik B. & Rakim Row 2: Kurtis Blow, Donnie McClurkin, William "Count" Basie, Richie Havens, Public Enemy, Big Daddy Kane, Randy Weston Row 3: John Coltrane, Louis Armstrong, Gary U.S. Bonds, Garland Jeffreys, LL Cool J, Edward "Little Buster" Forehand, Roy Haynes Photo credit: Long Island Music and Entertainment Hall of Fame

In honor of Black History month, the Long Island Music and Entertainment Hall of Fame (LIMEHOF) is celebrating its black inductees in its newly opened Hall of Fame museum.

Located at 97 Main Street, Stony Brook, NY the 8,800 square foot facility features a large exhibition area, theater, performance area, and an official “Hall of Fame Museum.” that is dedicated to the recognition, honor, and preservation of Long Island’s music and entertainment heritage.

The organization has inducted over 120 music artists and related professionals since their inception in 2004.

There are numerous artifacts on display honoring the wide variety of black musicians who have been inducted and grew up or lived in the Long Island, Queens and Brooklyn areas.

Formerly known as the “Long Island Music Hall of Fame”, the organization, last year, changed its name to the “Long Island Music & Entertainment Hall of Fame” and expanded its mission from focusing exclusively on “the rich music heritage of Long Island and to support music education for future generations” to now recognizing entertainment icons from Nassau, Suffolk, Queens and Kings (Brooklyn) counties in all forms of the arts, including but not limited to comedy, film, television, and theater.

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