Wyclef Jean brought down the house at the New Jersey Hall of Fame induction ceremony Sunday night with a Jersey-fied acoustic rendition of the Bob Marley and later Fugees hit "No Woman No Cry," and the night closed with his fellow inductee Tommy James performing a rollicking "Mony Mony" while the rest of the class of 2016 shimmied onstage.
"I know that most of my family came to see [fellow nominee] Ray Liotta in person," Ripa joked in her speech, then continued, "Being from New Jersey is not just where you were born.
He is a soulful cat." James, an Ohio native who moved to the Garden State nearly 45 years ago, now lives in Cedar Grove.
"I'll never leave it," said Wepner, the underdog who went 15 rounds with Muhammad Ali and is reportedly the inspiration for "Rocky." "They try to get me down in Florida.
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