On October 30, 2022, at the Knickerbocker Music Center at 35 Railroad Ave, Westerly, RI, the New England Music Hall of Fame www.nemhof.com will induct Matthias Steele of Westerly; former longtime president of the CT Blues Society Ed Stack; Roomful of Blues co-founder/Rhode Island native Greg Piccolo; Connecticut blues duo Marci and Jim Hooper; and Connecticut soul singer Bob Orsi. Additionally, the rich cultural history of the Knickerbocker Music Center will be highlighted with its induction as a historical landmark.
The Oct. 30 inductees will join such New England music legends as former Boston guitarist Barry Goudreau, Grammy winner Paula Cole, Emmy Award-winning composer Brian Keane, music legend blues James Montgomery, Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Gene Pitney and many more. .
The event will be hosted by blues master and multiple Hall of Fame inductee, New Haven resident Paul Gabriel https://www.paulgabriel.net/. This event is hosted by NEMHOF co-founders Kathy Steahle http://steahle.com/, native Guilford drummer and international award-winning Groton filmmaker Christopher Annino https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0030399/” It will be an honor to finally meet WJAR’s amazing Patrice Wood, she really deserves this award”
The first-ever NEMHOF Media Awards ( https://nemhof.com/nemhof-media%2Fmusic-awards) will be presented to Rhode Island Emmy Award winner Patrice Wood https://turnto10.com/station/people/ patrice-wood-09-26-2015 from WJAR, who will receive the first NEMHOF journalist of the year,
Patrice is the main news anchor for WJAR, the NBC affiliate in Providence, Rhode Island. She is also an educational journalist and host of the Tuesday´s Child segment. She was inducted into the Rhode Island Heritage Hall of Fame Women Inductees. She was also inducted into the Rhode Island Radio and Television Hall of Fame.
Born in Rockford, Ohio, Wood earned a Bachelor of Science in Journalism from Bowling Green State University. She began her reporting and presenting career at WDHO-TV in Toledo, Ohio, and completed internships with ABC News, the US House of Representatives and Time magazine.
Wood joined WJAR in February 1980, first as a reporter and weekend newsreader, and was promoted to weekday 11 p.m. newscasts in 1982. In 1988, she became the newscaster of 5:30 p.m. edition, the new 5:00 p.m. newscast in 1995 and added the 6:00 a.m. report to her duties in 1997. She worked most of her tenure with longtime anchor Doug White, as well as the meteorologist Gary Ley and sports commentator Frank Carpano. She has interviewed many personalities, such as Oprah Winfrey and Mark Wahlberg. Wood is the longest-serving female news anchor in Providence television history, with 40 years on the air. According to her, 60% of the children featured in her long-running Tuesday Child segment have found new homes.
Also honored that evening was Thomas Horan of Connecticut, who will receive the Bruce Rieder Prize for Photography. Earlier this year, former WFSB New London bureau chief Kevin Hogan received the Denise Award, the New England Music Hall of Fames Life Achievement Award for Media, named in memory of the longtime presenter WFSB date Denise D’Ascenzo.
The evening will include a full concert hosted by NEMHOF Hall of Fame inductee and NBC Beehive Queen’s Saturday Night Live Band lead singer Christine Ohlman https://christineohlman.net/, who will perform with Christine Ohlman and Rebel Montez, including NEMHOF Inductee and former Joe Cocker guitarist Cliff Goodwin.
The mission of the New England Music Hall of Fame is “to educate, unite, promote and preserve the integrity of the New England music scene and those who represent it.” The purpose of this evening is not only to celebrate the careers of these musicians and media stars, but also to highlight the close ties between the arts of Rhode Island and Connecticut.
The event starts at 6:30 p.m. Please come for this historic celebration of the power of music throughout New England. tickets are available https://cloud.broadwayworld.com/rec/ticketclick.cfm?fromlink=2197530®id=79&articlelink=https%3A%2F %2Fknickmusic.com%2Fevents%2F2022%2F10%2F30%2Fchristine-ohlman-rebel-montez?utm_source=BWW2022&utm_medium=referral&utm_campaign=article&utm_content=bottombuybutton1
. England Music Hall Fame will honor journalist year Patrice Wood