|LMHOF News Release 6-8-2009|
From The Louisiana Music Hall of Fame - FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE June 8, 2009
Executive Advisory Board Growing for La. Music Hall of Fame Effort
A former Louisiana governor and secretary of state, as well as two sitting district attorneys have been announced as the
latest additions to an advisory group supporting the growing Louisiana Music Hall of Fame project.In the past two weeks,
former Gov. David Treen, former Secretary of State Jim Brown, St. Tammany and Washington Parish District Attorney
Walter Reed and St. Landry Parish District Attorney Earl Taylor were added to the growing list of supporters
appointed to the Executive Advisory Board of the Louisiana Music Hall of Fame under the auspices of La Musique de
Louisianne, Inc., the nonprofit organization driving the effort. “Gov. Treen demonstrated his own unique singing talent at
one of our induction concerts last year,” said Executive Director Mike Shepherd. “I don’t think we can expect a hit record
from him anytime soon, but I greatly appreciate the support and input from him and others to keep moving us in the
right direction.”Reed, a longtime music appreciator, and Taylor, a former member of John Fred and His Playboy Band,
were presented with acceptance plaques at the district attorneys’ legislative picnic on June 2 in Baton Rouge by
Mike Shepherd, executive director of the nonprofit group.
The Louisiana Music Hall of Fame has already launched as an Internet based “virtual museum” at www.LMHOF.org
with more than 4,000 images and music files profiling 36 music notables that have been inducted to date.
The latest inductee, Little Richard, was announced and presented with his Induction Award signed by Gov. Bobby
Jindal last Saturday in New Orleans at the “Domino Effect” benefit concert held in tribute of Fats Domino.
Domino, who has already been inducted, joined Richard backstage with Shepherd after the show to congratulate
him and reminisce about the “golden days” of New Orleans rock and rhythm hits. -More-Advisory Board
The Louisiana Music Hall of Fame plans to induct more than 100 additional music hit makers and pioneers associated with the state, and to provide special recognition to regional favorites and to luminaries in songwriting, producing and recording. The group also envisions physical exhibits and a raft of educational and promotional activities and programs advancing its mission as the program progresses.The executive advisory board members provide advice and support for the organization pledged to preserve Louisiana’s unparalleled music legacy to the world and to promote the advancement and continuation of its music industry.
This list now includes:
· Jean Armstrong, President, League of Women Voters of Baton Rouge
· Jim Brown, former La. Secretary of State and board member of La. Music Center/La. Music Hall of Fame (81-85)
· Alan Edelman, fmr Undersect'y of LA Dept. of Commerce, board member La. Music Center - LMHOF (82-86)
· Bonnie Fussell, Musician, former La. State Police Chief of Staff; former President, Louisiana Lottery Corp.
· Florent Hardy, Louisiana State Archivist
· Del Moon, former entertainment journalist and 1st founder, La. Music Center/LMHOF (1980-87)
· Deacon John Moore, LMHOF Inductee and President, Am. Federation of Musicians Local 174-496 (NOLA)
· Hon. Walter P. Reed, District Attorney, La. 21st Judicial District - St. Tammany and Washington Parishes
· Hon. Earl B. Taylor, District Attorney, La. 27th Judicial District - St. Landry Parish
· Hon. David C. Treen, former La. Governor and former U. S. Congressman
For more information about The Louisiana Music Hall of Fame and La Musique de Louisianne, Inc., please visit www.LMHOF.org. The organization also maintains “Louisiana Music Hall of Fame” pages and video links on Facebook, You Tube and MySpace. ####
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