On Nov. 21 at Covington’s Madison Theater, Cincinnati Entertainment Awards were presented in 19 categories. An even mix of previous CEA victors (Freekbass, Dallas Moore Band, Ricky Nye) and first-time nominees (I Am the Messenger, Mad Anthony, Pop Empire), winners received the trademark CEA “trophy,” a groovy hand-painted faux-“Gold Record” plaque.
A number of nominees also performed, including Moore, Kim Taylor, No No Knots, The Guitars, The Pinstripes, The Cincy Brass and Foxy Shazam, who took home three awards, including Artist of the Year (pictured).
Here’s who won what at the 2010 CEAs for local music:
Artist of the Year: Foxy Shazam
Album of the Year: The Lions Rampant: It's Fun to Do Bad Things
New Artist of the Year: Pop Empire
Alternative/Indie: The Seedy Seeds
Americana/Folk/Roots: The Tillers
Bluegrass: Rumpke Mountain Boys
Blues: Ricky Nye
Country: Dallas Moore Band
Electronic: You, You're Awesome
Hip Hop: Small Time Crooks
Jazz: The Faux Frenchmen
Best Live Act: Foxy Shazam
Metal/Hardcore: I Am the Messenger
Punk: Mad Anthony
Singer/Songwriter: Kim Taylor
World Music: The Pinstripes
Best Musical Ambassador for the City: Foxy Shazam
Read Mike Breen's thoughts on the entire evening herehere. See if you're in one of the 186 images in the photo gallery.