The New Jersey Hall of Fame is asking for recommendations for its class of 2018, so now is your chance to lobby for those you think have been overlooked.
In the arts categories, some potential nominees who come to mind include Southside Johnny and the Asbury Jukes, The Smithereens, “Uncle Floyd” Vivino, George Clinton and Parliament-Funkadelic, Lauryn Hill, Allen Ginsberg, Amiri Baraka, Charles Addams, Stephen Colbert, James Moody, John Pizzarelli, Gloria Gaynor, Patti Smith, John Scher, Debbie Harry, Lesley Gore, The Isley Brothers, Kevin Smith and The Rascals.
I’m sure there are other worthy candidates, as well. Feel free to bring up other people in the Comments Section, below.
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These are the arts and entertainment figures who have already been inducted:
Bud Abbott and Lou Costello, Count Basie, Tony Bennett, Alice Guy Blaché, Judy Blume, Jon Bon Jovi, Carol Higgins Clark, Mary Higgins Clark, James Fenimore Cooper, Celia Cruz, Danny DeVito, Michael Douglas, F. Scott Fitzgerald, Connie Francis, James Gandolfini, Dizzy Gillespie, Whitney Houston, Tommy James, Wyclef Jean, J. Seward Johnson II, Kool & the Gang, Queen Latifah, Jerry Lewis, Ray Liotta, Toni Morrison, Jack Nicholson, Joyce Carol Oates, Dorothy Parker, Les Paul, Joe Piscopo, Bucky Pizzarelli, Anna Quindlen, Christopher Reeve, Kelly Ripa, Paul Robeson, Philip Roth, Susan Sarandon, The Shirelles, Frank Sinatra, Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band (inducted separately), Jon Stewart, Meryl Streep, John Travolta, Frankie Valli, Sarah Vaughan, Dionne Warwick, Walt Whitman, William Carlos Williams, Bruce Willis.
The next induction ceremony will be held May 6 at the Paramount Theatre in Asbury Park.