In previous years NOJO stars have included a doctor who prescribes exercise and actress Barbara Windsor for her voluntary work with Help The Aged and other charities.
The awards acknowledge and celebrate those who have made a real difference to the lives of older people and, unlike most awards, the NOJOs recognise everyone, no matter what age you are or how famous.
Through their work as a permanent national performing arts and education organization, NOJO helps to carry the culture of the Crescent City to communities around the country and is in the forefront of the efforts to rebuild New Orleans culture.
The partnership with NOJO has the makings to bring not only NOJO and its founder, Irvin Mayfield to New Jersey's largest city, but also other great artists from New Orleans.
We are even more excited about the prospect that NJPAC could one day be considered 'New Orleans North,' with Irvin and NOJO helping us to bring the best of New Orleans to New Jersey.
The NOJO represents the quality of the arts for which New Orleans is famous and we are honored to play a role in helping to preserve the culture that is unique to New Orleans, while also bringing some of Newark's jazz heyday back to the city through the sounds of the New Orleans Jazz Orchestra.
We all know someone whose achievements are worth shouting about so I would like to shout and ask everyone to nominate their nojos stars.
The nojos stars will be presented with their awards at a star-studded ceremony at the Dorchester Hotel in London on March 22, 2002.
QUEST: Actress Barbara Windsor is encouraging people to put forward their nominations for the prestigious nojos award