Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

Local Rock Awards Expand, Change Name

Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

Local Rock Awards Expand, Change Name

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Last year, the Pittsburgh Rock 'N Roll Legends Awards launched (as the Pittsburgh Rock 'N Roll Hall of Fame), bypassing an older generation and making promoter Rich Engler its first inductee.

This year, the event returns with a broader scope and a new name, to avoid legal conflict with the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland. The second annual Pittsburgh Rock 'N Roll Legends Awards will take place April 23 at the Hard Rock Cafe, Station Square, with an induction class of three individuals or groups from the following categories:

* Modern Era Legends (groups or solo artists with 20-plus years in the business);

* Nonperformer/music professional (individuals with 20-plus years in the business);

* Legacy Legends (groups or solo artists with 40-plus years in the business).

Nominees will be announced in February by the Legends Nominating Committee, a panel of local music industry professionals, including producers and promoters, educators, historians, industry executives and media. …

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