Whitney Houston, Dionne Warwick Inducted Into New Jersey Hall of Fame Class of 2013

The most powerful voice begat by the Garden State will be inducted into New Jersey’s Hall of Fame Class of 2013. The late Whitney Houston leads a class of 16 entrants, ranging in various categories: Historical, enterprise, arts & entertainment, sports and general. There is also an Unsung Hero Award delivered each year. The nominees were announced in early April, with a voting deadline of May 3rd.

The class of 2013 was announced Monday (6/24) during a news conference. Officials representing the New Jersey Hall of Fame also revealed a mobile museum that will highlight how each inductee helped shape and change the world.

The Newark-born Houston heads the arts & entertainment category, along with Grammy-award winning singer Dionne Warwick; actor and comedian Joe Piscopo; and actor, director and screenwriter Alan Alda.

Other inductees include Super Bowl-winning New York Giants coach Bill Parcells and former world heavyweight boxing champion Jersey Joe Walcott in sports; President Grover Cleveland in historical; and famous make-up artist Bobbi Brown in enterprise.

For the complete list of New Jersey’s Hall of Fame Class of 2013, go to njhalloffame.org.

– E.J. Judge, CBS Local

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