Buffalo Music Hall of Fame

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The Buffalo Music Hall of Fame unveiled its 35th annual class of inductees at the Buffalo History Museum on Wednesday.

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A national holiday that pays tribute guitars of all genres spurred the Buffalo Museum of Science to stage a day-long celebration Saturday.

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Musician Medics is a music therapy effort founded 3-years ago by the Buffalo Music Hall of Fame.

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The Buffalo Music Hall of Fame will be inducting the "Queen of Soul" into its Class of 2016 this fall. The winners were announced Wednesday at a news conference at the Buffalo History Museum and Grammy winner Aretha Franklin has been named as one of this year's inductees. 

Buffalo Music Hall of Fame announces Class of 2015

Aug 6, 2015
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The Buffalo Music Hall of Fame announced its Class of 2015 on Wednesday, which features a diverse selection of individuals, groups and educators.

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Several members of this year's Buffalo Music Hall of Fame class are music educators. As a new school year begins this week, WBFO's Eileen Buckley talks to to them about teaching music and performing. 


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The Buffalo Music Hall of Fame announced this year's inductees.  Most of the winners appeared at the Buffalo History Museum Wednesday morning. The 2014 class includes VH1 President and Buffalo State graduate Tom Calederon.

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Local jazz pianist Boyd Lee Dunlop has died at the age of 87. Dunlop earned national acclaim in 2011 when his debut album, Boyd's Blues, became a hit in the jazz world. 

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The Buffalo Music Hall of Fame inducts the Class of 2013 Thursday evening at the Tralf Music Hall downtown. Among the inductees is former WBFO Blues host Jim Santella, who is being honored with the Media Award. WBFO's Eileen Buckley talked with Santella about the honor.

With over 70 million albums sold and a history that extends over four decades, Kool and the Gang is familiar to most. Perhaps not as widely known is Lackawanna native Shawn McQuiller who joins tonight's class of inductees into the Buffalo Music Hall of Fame, 21 years after joining Kool and the Gang.

McQuiller was on tour with a local band called Traffic Jam when his big break occurred.

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Buffalo pianist Boyd Lee Dunlop wowed music lovers around the world last year with the release of his first recording -- Boyd's Blues -- at the age of 85.   The CD charted on billboard and was critically acclaimed. 

Thursday evening Dunlop and his brother, Frankie, will be honored with their induction into the Buffalo Music Hall of Fame. 

WBFO & AM-970's Chris Jamele spoke with Dunlop about his music, his brother and the legacy that his induction represents.  Life and time have softened Dunlop's dynamic voice.