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Rock Hall to simulcast Hall of Fame induction ceremony

CLEVELAND — For the 10th year in a row, the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum will host a simulcast for the 26th annual Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony starting at 7 p.m. on March 16. And you can win tickets to the 2012 induction ceremony when it’s held in Cleveland.

Tickets to the watch party are $5 and go on sale to Museum Members on Friday (Feb. 18) and to the general public on Monday (Feb. 21) at all Ticketmaster outlets, via phone at 1-800-745-3000, online atTicketmaster.com and at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum Box Office.

Doors for the event open at 7 p.m. The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum will screen the 3-plus-hour ceremony beginning at 8:30 p.m., including the performances and presentations, which will be broadcast on a giant, 12-foot screen on the Museum’s Main Stage and several large screens throughout the Museum.

At 10 p.m., one guest will win a pair of tickets to the 2012 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony in Cleveland that will be randomly selected from all the entry forms.

Guests will be able to fill out entry forms during the Simulcast. You can also enter the drawing without attending by going online at the Rock Hall’s website.

This year’s inductees and presenters:

Performers: Alice Cooper will be inducted by Rob Zombie (White Zombie); Neil Diamond will be inducted by Paul Simon; Dr. John will be inducted by John Legend; Darlene Love will be inducted by Bette Midler; and Tom Waits will be inducted by Neil Young.

The Ahmet Ertegun Award recipients (nonperformers) are: Jac Holzman will be inducted by John Densmore (the Doors) and Art Rupe will be inducted by Lloyd Price.

The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Award for Recording Excellence: Leon Russell will be inducted by Elton John.

Read the inductees’ biographies.

The simulcast is sponsored by Ohio Natural Gas, Magic Hat Brewing Company and Pyramid Breweries, with the support of media sponsor Scene Magazine.

Refreshments, including beer and wine, and snacks will be available for purchase throughout the evening.

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