Carey Student Serves As MSG Varsity Reporter


Local got to rub elbows with the likes of Salt N Pepa, among others

Eddie DeNicola was selected to represent Carey High School as a member of the press at the recent Long Island Music Hall of Fame’s Induction Gala.  DeNicola is the president of the MSG Varsity Club at Carey.

He received the opportunity to attend the event with two other high schools at the Paramount Theater in Huntington, stand on the red carpet and sit down in the pressroom with other professional journalists and artists.  On the red carpet, DeNicola interviewed many of the artists who attended the event including singer Taylor Dayne, country star Charlie Daniels, and hip hop stars Salt N Pepa.  Other artists he videotaped that night were hip hop artists Whodini, Hollywood legend Connie Stevens, Gary U.S. Bonds, Lesley Gore, and members of the Rascals, the Lovin Spoonful and Zebra.

After attending the event, he edited his story, which showcased his interviewing skills.  DeNicola’s work can be viewed at MSG Varsity, YouTube and on various Long Island Music Hall of Fame websites.  Eddie’s MSG Varsity advisor, Tom Needham, is also the current vice chairman of the Long Island Music Hall of Fame and chairman of its Education Advisory Board.

The Long Island Music Hall of Fame is a not-for-profit organization.  The group has had three successful galas attended by a wide variety of artists including Billy Joel, LL Cool J, Joan Jett, Dee Snider, Lou Reed, and members of KISS, Public Enemy, Run DMC, Blue Oyster Cult and the Ramones.  The Long Island Music Hall of Fame recently acquired a building in Port Jefferson, NY, the home of its upcoming museum.

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