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Gruschecky, Price top Pittsburgh rock legend awards

| Thursday, March 3, 2016, 11:30 a.m.
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Legendary concert promoter Pat DiCesare poses for a portrait at The Palace Theatre in Greenburg on Feb. 27, 2015.

The 2016 class of the Pittsburgh Rock ‘N Roll Legends Awards includes some big names in the city's music history.

Well-known rock musicians Joe Grushecky and Billy Price lead the list as the modern era legends — solo performers or bands with 20 or more years in the business.

Concert promoter Pat DiCesare was named the music industry professional legend, given to a producer, promoter or manager with 20 or more years in the business.

The legacy legend award winner, with 40 or more years as musicians, is the Skyliners, whose biggest hit was “Since I Don't Have You.”

Sean McDowell, who has worked at WDVE-FM for nearly 23 years, was named the music broadcaster legend. He has been the afternoon drive DJ since April 1993.

The winners were picked by a combination of votes from the general public and from a panel of 200 local producers, promoters, music historians, musicians, media, educators and othe rmusic industry professionals.

The awards, which are in their third year, are sponsored by and are a fundraiser for the Cancer Caring Center. The awards will be given out at a ceremony and concert April 28 at Stage AE, North Shore.

Tickets are on sale now for the awards show. Admission is $100 to $250. Details: pittsburghrocklegends.com

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