Those of you who have contributed so much to that incredible era (the KCAC/KDKB family so to speak) in Arizona's music history have given us much to cherish. Never underestimate what you all mean to the Valley. It is so important for you to be seen and heard. You are all part of a living legacy.
I hope you will all attend the next Az Music and Entertainment Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony. If you haven't checked out the AMEHOF web site lately, AMEHOF is in the process of updating it (azmusichalloffame.org) Soon there will be a picture section with archival AMEHOF photos, photos of the last induction ceremony, photos of the Advisory Board event that was held this month and much more.
The AZ MUSIC AND ENTERTAINMENT HALL OF FAME is going strong in spite of seeming to be mum since last year's induction. For instance, in December AMEHOF elected Rich Hazelwood, owner of the Celebrity Theatre, as the new AMEHOF Board of Director's President. With the AMEHOF Board putting their heads together and their noses to the grindstone, it's full speed ahead!
Lots of great changes and surprises are in store. The Celebrity is a perfect fit for AMEHOF. Those of you who have been in the Valley since the 1960's know the historic relevance of the Celebrity to the music scene over the years. At the New Years Eve Jerry Riopelle concert, Rich Hazelwood auctioned off two guitars and raised in the neighborhood of $30,000 for AMEHOF. And that's just the beginning.
Thanks for being such a big part of what matters.