The visit with Bill had nothing to do with the RIMHOF honors. Jorge has been working on a series of music shows to be taped at the Met and broadcast on our local PBS station, Channel 36. Bill agreed to appear in a videotaped pitch Jorge and his co-producer, Jonathan Flynn, are preparing to show potential underwriters. And he suggested that the pair film it at his comfortable home.

His many local friends will be happy to hear that Bill is fine and plenty busy. He asked many questions about what his Rhode Island buddies are up to and what is happening in local music circles. It was great to see a Rhode Islander who has made such a huge contribution to American culture, hale and hearty and ready to create more quality work. Jorge and Flynn drove out as the sun was fading, the snow was coming down, and Bill was loading them down with too many donuts and croissants.


Now, back to the Rhode Island Music Hall of Fame. Last Friday, the Hall announced the new of inductees: the Cowsills, Steve Smith and the Nakeds, Paul Geremia (see "This Just In," page 5), Eddie Zack and the Hayloft Jamboree, Bobby Hackett, Sissiereta Jones, Jimmie Crane, and George M. Cohan. The Phoenix will have profiles of the honorees the week before the induction ceremony on April 28. Tickets will be available at starting January 26.

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