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BEST BAND
MOTU
Long Islanders have turned to MOTU, a popular blues enthusiast and musician, as a source for the latest in music. MOTU is the recipient of two Billboard Music Awards, and a past semifinalist of the International Blues Challenge. The singer-songwriter has a growing global fan base that can also be demonstrated from his more than 450,000 Indie CD and DVD sales, 200,000 (and growing) followers on Facebook, and 7.9 million views of his live videos on YouTube. He offers his fans a breath of fresh air with unique style and energy. With fashionable style and flashy guitars, MOTU wows crowds and is the talk of the party at any event! motu.net

BEST CELEBRITY IMPERSONATOR
Louise Bruno as Cher 
Louise Bruno is not afraid to “turn back time” while making you “believe in life after love.” Bruno and her tribute act “The CHER-iest Show on Earth” takes you on a musical journey of five decades of hits filled with the glitz and glamour from the iconic singer. Bruno’s striking resemblance to Cher continues to captivate those who have seen her throughout the island, and for the third year in a row, she has been chosen as Long Island’s Best Celebrity Impersonator. Like Cher, Bruno is not ready to relinquish her star power just yet! 631-772-5226, facebook.com/TheJerry&LouiseShow

BEST COMEDIAN
Jim Breuer 
Jim Breuer is the definition of a top New York comedian, and Long Islanders continue to think so. For the fifth consecutive year, the funnyman has been chosen as the best and has no plans to relinquish that title. Perhaps it’s his stint on Saturday Night Live in the mid-1990s that stands out. Or perhaps, it’s his roles in Half-Baked and Kevin Can Wait that keep people wanting more. Maybe it’s his memorable standups on Comedy Central that have introduced him to millennials. Or maybe, just maybe, it’s the way he keeps in touch with his roots through his passionate, New York Mets-filled video rants on Facebook that evoke the Long Island spirit among everyone. officialjimbreuer.com

BEST COVER BAND
The 90’s Band 
If you grew up in the 90s, chances are you still headbang to “Smells Like Teen Spirit,” tear up to “Don’t Speak” or lip-sync to “Baby One More Time” when no one is looking. The 90’s Band brings all the hits of the 20th century’s last decade to one stage. From Pearl Jam and NSYNC to Alanis Morissette and even Ace of Base, the group’s repertoire takes each audience back to the days of cassette tapes, plaid shirts and Game Boys. Head to their website to book them for your next party and check out show dates. You know all the words to the classics, so party like it’s 1995 and rock on with The 90’s Band! 646-397-3547, the90sband.com

BEST RADIO STATION
The Grindhouse Radio
For all things pop culture, tune into The Grindhouse Radio. The award-winning, nationally syndicated talk radio show is featured on iHeartRadio and boasts 3.5-4 million listeners weekly worldwide—with 620,000 on Long Island alone. The two-hour program features a cast of whimsical hosts giving their takes on everything from current events and sports to music, movies, comics and gaming. It’s a show designed to appeal to everyone, put on by not-so-normal people. When it comes to getting your fix of media, nerdisms and commentary on all kinds of eccentric topics, turn the dial to the best radio station on Long Island! thegrindhouseradio.com

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