NEW YORK CITY -- The Amusement and Music Owners of New York has released a souvenir video of its annual dinner and Jukebox Artist of the Year tribute, which took place in April. The program was posted to YouTube on June 1. | SEE VIDEO
AMOA-NY president Ken Goldberg of Emerson Amusement (Woodside, NY) noted that the video will allow those who were unable to attend the event to see what they missed, while those fortunate enough to have been present can enjoy the highlights of the evening all over again.
AMOA-NY is made up of operators from New York City and the surrounding tri-state region suburbs. It held this year's annual dinner on April 11 at the prestigious Uncle Jack's Steakhouse in midtown Manhattan. Goldberg reported that the turnout was excellent, and the emphasis was on having a great time with outstanding food -- "very little business, no agenda," he summed up. | SEE STORY
The association conferred its annual Jukebox Artist of the Year honor on perennial favorite Dionne Warwick, a five-time Grammy Award winner and a performer on television, in clubs and at world-renowned concert halls over her five-decade career. She is especially popular with jukebox patrons in the greater New York metropolitan area.
PHOTO: Dionne Warwick was honored by AMOA-NY as its Jukebox Artist of the Year at gala dinner this spring. At right, she and AMOA-NY executive director Danny Frank recall their first meeting during her 1969 performance at the C.W. Post campus of Long Island University (Brookville, NY); at left, AMI Entertainment chief executive Michael Maas chats with TV and stage actor Robert Clohessy during the event.