The Dance Music Hall of Fame Announces its 2005 Nominations as it Boogies into New York City in September with its Honors

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70's Dance Music is all the Rave when The Dance Music Hall of Fame (DMHOF) boogies into New York City with its 2nd annual red carpet, star-studded music awards ceremony. Tagged as "the hippest Award Show in town," the Nominations for 2005 are announced. Added this year is a month-long celebration of community and educational events.

Dust off your "Members Only Jacket," shine your "hustle" shoes and get out your red pen to mark the date of Monday, September 19th when The Dance Music Hall of Fame (DMHOF) will raise the roof off of New York's famed Manhattan Center (Grand Ballroom) with the sounds of its 2nd annual Dance Music Hall of Fame Induction Awards Ceremony.

Tagged as "the hippest Award Show in town," this boogie down organization will induct and celebrate well deserving creators of dance music with a red carpet, star-studded event. Through intensive review, the organization announces its second year nominees. Final inductees into the Dance Music Hall of Fame will be announced at a later date. Also on tap and new this year, is a month of activities which includes a community festival, several middle/high school and college dance music seminars and more. Induction night includes a silent auction of dance music memorabilia, performances from selected inductees and a '70s-themed dance party.

Each year the nominating committee selects nominees in the categories of Recording and Performing Artist or Songwriter, Record, Producer, Remixer, DJ and a special Lifetime Achievement Award. Ballots are then sent to an international voting committee of over 1,000 dance music experts, who select the final inductees. Recording Artists, Producers, Remixers and others that helped shape the dance music industry become eligible for induction 25 years after their first contribution or record release.

What's Your Favorite Pick? The Dance Music Hall of Fame 2005 Nominations are: Performing Artist: Chic, Gloria Gaynor, The Trammps, KC & The Sunshine Band, Sylvester, Village People, Loleatta Holloway, First Choice, Chaka Khan and Salsoul Orchestra; Records: Gloria Gaynor "I Will Survive," Diana Ross "Love Hangover," Bee Gees "Stayin’ Alive," Donna Summer "Love To Love You Baby," Silver Convention "Fly Robin Fly," Sister Sledge "We Are Family," The Trammps "Disco Inferno," Cheryl Lynn "Got To Be Real," Van McCoy "The Hustle," Andrea True Connection "More, More, More," Chic "Dance, Dance, Dance," Chic "Good Times," Dan Hartman "Relight My Fire," Michael Jackson "Don't Stop Til You Get Enough," Vickie Sue Robinson "Turn The Beat Around;" Producers: Kenny Gamble and Leon Huff, Nile Rodgers & Bernard Edwards, Cerrone, Barry White, Jacques Morali & Henri Belolo, KC & Richard Finch, Patrick Adams, Quincy Jones, Vince Montana Jr., Alec R. Costandinos; Remixers: John "TC" Luongo, Walter Gibbons, Francois Kevorkian; DJs: Frankie Knuckles, John "TC" Luongo, Jim Burgess, Nicky Siano, David Todd, Walter Gibbons, John "Jellybean" Benitez, Francois Kevorkian, Bobby "DJ" Guttadaro, Richie Kaczor.

The Dance Music Hall of Fame, a not for profit organization recognizes the contribution of those who have had a significant impact on the evolution and development of dance music. The Dance Music Hall of Fame Induction Awards recognizes deserving pioneers and serves as a celebration of dance music history and its significance to American and International culture.

Catherine R. Laporte, The Dance Music Hall of Fame Executive Director states, "Dance Music in the '70s was a cultural movement. The month of events affords us a great opportunity to recognize our greats and to celebrate fantastic memories! The Board of Directors and Advisors are thrilled that we have found such a deserving group of creative dance music pioneers. We look forward to learning who the Inductees will be and, certainly all who are nominated are worthy. We also are pleased to announce that we have opened the induction night attendance to both the music trade industry and to the general public. Ticket info will be released in the coming weeks. Stay tuned for additional announcements about the month-long festivities in celebration of what will be a very special Fall season in Dance Music history!"

Corporate Sponsorship opportunities are available. For More information on The Dance Music Hall of Fame Month or the Induction Awards Ceremony log onto http://www.dancemusichalloffame.org.

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