14th Annual RAMI Awards: A look back

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All photos by James Thompson

The sounds of Rockford were alive April 21 at Tebala Shrine Temple as some of the top performers took the stage as part of the 14th Annual RAMI Awards. Awards were handed out to some of Rockford’s top performers, many of whom took the stage at the event.

Following are captions for the photos above:

1. Leina Ala performs as Off Road’s special guest

2. Los Aires de Guanajuato

3. Unknown guitarist (photographer was behind performer and did not get an identification)

4. The Rockford Guitar Trio

5. The Rock River Times Editor & Publisher Frank Schier and then Mayor-elect Larry Morrissey announce the recipient of the Outstanding Achievement Award. Schier was one of the original founders of the RAMIs. Morrissey was sworn in as mayor April 25.

6. Rick Burns, co-RAMI winner for Contemporary Jazz with Harlan Jefferson

7. The Rockford Guitar Trio

8. Brian Carter of the Heavils & Company

9. Cellist Madeline Herdeman performing as part of Stars of Tomorrow

10. Captain Jack

11. Unknown guitarist (photographer was behind performer and did not get an identification)

12. Brian Carter of the Heavils & Company

From the April 27-May 3, 2005, issue

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