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Date: 04/10/2008
17th Annual RAMIs - And the Winners Are...
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A standing room only crowd of over 400 people spent the evening honoring the great musical talent we have here in the Rockford area at the 17th Annual RAMI Awards held at the Tebala Shrine Temple.

The crowd enjoyed performances by Christine Knodle, the Salvation Army Rockford Temple Band, the 2008 Youth Charity Jam winner Hope Despite, Emily Bear, Red and PlayRay's Review, Southern Heritage, Grupo Escape, The Stevee Nix, Starlite Radio, and Southview.

And the winners are...

Music Categories 
Blues:    Ernie & the Po' Boys
Cabaret/Broadway:  Mike Williamson Trio
Choral Group:   Mendelssohn Chorale
Christian:   Silver
Classical Ensemble:  Mendelssohn Chamber Orchestra
Classical Instrumentalist:   Rebecca Asher
Country/Bluegrass:  Southern Heritage
DJ:    Steve Shannon
Folk/Solo Pop:   Miles Nielsen
Funk/R&B:   The Usual Suspects
Gospel:    Awe Struck
Jazz, Contemporary:  Dean Moriarty Jazz Band
Jazz, Traditional:  Ken Stein/Carey Sheley Little Big Band
Latino:   Los Dragones
Musical Outreach Organization:   Phantom Regiment
New Act:    Shuvlhed
Rap/Hip Hop:   The Bridge
Rock, Acoustic:   Acoustic Millennium Band
Rock, Classic:   The Crunchy Frogs
Rock, Hard/Metal:  Agnus Jackson
Rock, Modern:   The Stevee Nix
Rock, Oldies:   Moon Dogs
Rock, Pop/Retro   Fat Elvis
Rock, Punk/Indie/Alternative:   The Felix Culpa
World Music:   The Reggie
 
Technician 
Lighting Technician:    Paul Lindsey
Live Sound Engineer:    Paul Edler
Recording Studio:    Barker Studios
Stage Manager:     Chuck Whitmore
Stage Manager:   Luis Lara
Studio Sound Engineer:    Duane Barker
 
Hall of Fame 
Jodi Beach Trio 
Galaxia 
Chris Mentzel 
Chip Messiner 
Kantorei 
 
Community Service Award 
The Salvation Army Rockford Temple Band 
 
Outstanding Achievement 
Emily Bear 
 
Lifetime Achievement 
Tony Principali 
Mike Alongi 
Homer Carlson 
Guy Fiorenza 
Kay Coster 
Jason Phillips 

Composer
John R. Bishoff  "Fear and Desire"

Song
Jonathan Bradley "Let's Toast the Town"
Darkhouse Productions

Album
Rockford Choral Union "Messiah"
Nat Bauer, Conductor
Produced by Snapshot

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