Selection Committee

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Vannessa Jordan-Gaston

Co-Founder & Board President of The National Rhythm & Blues Music Society Inc.

Vannessa is an Atlantic County, New Jersey resident.

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Stuart Bascombe

Founding Member & Board Trustee of The National Rhythm & Blues Music Society Inc.

Founding Member of the 70s Soul/R&B Vocal Group, Black Ivory.

Stuart is an Atlantic County, New Jersey resident.

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Henrietta Shelton

Founder & President of the  Chicken Bone Beach Historical Foundation, Inc., and CBB Youth Institute For Jazz Studies.

Henrietta is a long-time resident of Atlantic City, New Jersey.

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Lorenzo Langford

Former Mayor and Councilman of Atlantic City, New Jersey.

Lorenzo is a vocalist and an Atlantic City, New Jersey native.

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Marc Berman

Celebrity Interviewer at The Marc Berman Show Podcast and is the  Digital Media Director at Shore Local Newsmagazine

Marc is an Atlantic City, New Jersey resident.

Research Committee

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Julius Freeman

Photographer to the stars. Staff Photographer for The National Rhythm & Blues Music Society Inc.

Julius is a native New Yorker.

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Colton Thomas

Owner and operator of Colton Record Shop. A&R Man at Transistor Sound.

Colton is a resident of Roseburg, Oregon.

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Vicki Gold Levi

An Atlantic City Historian who worked on the HBO series, Boardwalk Empire. Vicki is the Author of four books..

Vicki is from Atlantic City and lives in New York City.

ACWOF Event Committee

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Ophelia Gray

A Founding Board Member of The National R&B Music Society.  Ophelia is a Music Enthusiast and Writer.

Ophelia is a resident of Jersey City, New Jersey.

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Cynthia Tyre

A Radio Personality and Founder of "FrontStaage" Radio Show. 

Cynthia is a Promoter and Music Industry Insider.

Cynthia is a resident of New Castle, Delaware.