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The New Jersey Hall of Fame Honors Astronauts, Sports Greats, Rock Stars and Business Titans

The New Jersey Hall of Fame Honors Astronauts, Sports Greats, Rock Stars and Business Titans
Whoopi Goldberg, Buzz Aldrin

Whoopi Goldberg and Buzz Aldrin

On Sunday May 6th, The Paramount Theatre located right on the famed Jersey Shore boardwalk hosted the 10th annual ceremony of The New Jersey Hall of Fame. The distinguish class of 2017 included astronauts, sports greats, rock stars, business titans and other great New Jerseyites. The evening was hosted by Whoopi Goldberg and the house band was led by New Jersey’s Glen Burtnik (formerly of Styx).

Steve Forbes

Steve Forbes

Tommy James

Tommy James

This memorable evening was filled with entertainment by such greats as Tommy James,  Steven Van Zandt, Gloria Gaynor, Marc Ballas, Joe Piscopo, and the surprise guest was New Jersey favorite son Bruce Sopringsteen. Bruce and Seven Van Zandt, rocked the house singing a duet “I Don’t Want to Go Home”.

Steven Van Zandt, Bruce Springsteen

Steven Van Zandt & Bruce Springsteen

The Class of 2017

Anna Quindlen

Anna Quindlen

ARTS & LETTERS: Author Harlan Coben and author/journalist Anna Quindlen.

ENTERPRISE: Real Estate executive Jon Hanson, publishing executive Steve Forbes, businessman Joe Buckelew, and celebrity chef Cake Boss, Buddy Valastro.

Debbie Harry

Debbie Harry

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Frankie Valli and Tommy James

PERFORMING ARTS: Musician and actor Steven Van Zandt, the band The Four Seasons including members Frankie Valli, Bob Gaudio, Tommy DeVito, Nick Massi and Joe Long, singer Gloria Gaynor, and singer-songwriter Debbie Harry of the band BLONDIE.

Mark Kelly, Scott Kelly

Mark and Scott Kelly

PUBLIC SERVICE: Astronauts Mark and Scott Kelly, nurse Clara Maassand politician Millicent Fenwick.

SPORTS: Major League Baseball player Al Leiter, runner Mary Decker, and soccer’s Carli Lloyd

Steven Van Zandt, Maureen Van Zandt

Steven Van Zandt and Maureen Van Zandt


Magda Katz has been in the entertainment world for most of her life as a child actress, assistant to the head publicist of Avco Embassy Pictures, theatrical print agent. She went on to manage the show business career of her 2 children for over 15 years. For the last five years Magda has been filming and editing video trailers of live performances as well as celebrity interviews. Broadway After Dark was the first website to feature her video trailers. She contributed in creating a star studded 90th birthday party for Mickey Rooney at Feinstein’s at the Regency Hotel. Her video trailers have a large international following. Videos are featured on All of Magda’s videos can be viewed at

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