Upcoming Star Ceremonies

Hollywood Chamber of Commerce is the awarding organization of the Hollywood Walk of Fame. This is the only official website for a complete database of stars on Hollywood's sidewalks. This is also the official page where you can find out about announcements on upcoming Hollywood Walk of Fame Star ceremonies on Hollywood and Vine Boulevards. There are numerous Walk of Fame ceremonies throughout the year. Dates of these ceremonies are subject to change and are usually announced only one week before the star ceremony. Please note that other websites may have wrong dates and false information regarding a star ceremony. If you don't see it on this page, the announcement is not yet official or confirmed. For more information email us.

INSTRUCTIONS FOR FANS ATTENDING WALK OF FAME STAR CEREMONY

  • All star ceremonies are free to attend. There is a public viewing area for all Walk of Fame star ceremonies. There is no fee to attend, no tickets, no admission fees.
  • Wear comfortable shoes and hydrate, bring sunscreen.
  • We do not allow chairs or step ladders in the audience area of the ceremony.
  • Star ceremony begins promptly at 11:30 a.m. and will be over by 12:15 p.m.
  • Crowd needs to disperse immediately following the end of the star ceremony please as we must give back the sidewalk and the street to the community.
  • The Walk of Fame event is streamed live exclusively on www.walkoffame.com. The complete star ceremony is available on www.walkoffame.com only. Fans can watch the complete star ceremony anytime on www.walkoffame.com on the star's page. For example, you can watch the Backstreet Boys star ceremony on http://www.walkoffame.com/backstreet-boys.

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For Immediate Release:  August 10, 2017
Media Contact: Ana Martinez
Producer, Hollywood Walk of Fame
Main: (323) 469-8311
Press line: (323) 468-1376
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HOLLYWOOD CHAMBER TO HONOR CHARLES AZNAVOUR
WITH STAR ON THE HOLLYWOOD WALK OF FAME

 

WHO:         Honoree: Charles Aznavour
Emcee: Hollywood Chamber of Commerce, President/CEO Leron Gubler
Guest speakers: California Senate President pro Tem Kevin de León and director Peter Bogdanovich

WHAT:       Dedication of the 2,618th star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in the category of Live Performance

WHERE:    6225 Hollywood Boulevard next to the historic Pantages Theatre

WHEN:      Thursday, August 24, 2017 at 11:30 a.m. PDT

Event will be live-streamed exclusively on www.walkoffame.com

Hollywood Chamber to honor Charles Aznavour with Star on Hollywood Walk of Fame

The Hollywood Chamber of Commerce is proud to announce that legendary entertainer Charles Aznavour will be honored with the 2,618th star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on Thursday, August 24, 2017 at 11:30 a.m. PDT. The star will be dedicated in the category of Live Performance at 6225 Hollywood Boulevard next to the historic Pantages Theatre.

“Charles Aznavour is a popular entertainer known around the world and loved by millions of fans across generations,” stated Ana Martinez, Producer of the Walk of Fame ceremonies. “We are thrilled, as we know the people of his homeland France are to see his star dedicated on our historic Walk of Fame.”

Helping Emcee and Hollywood Chamber President/CEO Leron Gubler to unveil the star will be guest speakers California State Senate President pro Tem Kevin de León and director Peter Bogdanovich.

With millions of fans worldwide, international superstar and singing sensation Charles Aznavour has attracted legions of international and multicultural fans for more than eighty four years. His popularity transcends many generations. It is no coincidence that a 1998 CNN/Time Online poll named Charles Aznavour the “Entertainer of the 20th Century,” ahead of such renowned performers as Elvis Presley, Bob Dylan, and Frank Sinatra.

As an international recording artist and singing sensation, Charles Aznavour has sold more than 180 million records.

With his career spanning more than 70 years, Aznavour has recorded 1,400 songs (1,300 of which he personally wrote) and has produced over 390 albums, all in multiple languages: French, English, Armenian, Spanish, Russian, German, and Italian. Many of his records have gone Platinum and Gold.

Aznavour’s continued sold-out tours can only be matched in global scale by the numerous international honors he has received throughout his career.

At 93 years young, “France’s Frank Sinatra” continues to write and perform, with his family and friends by his side.

In 1986, in a nod to his acting career, Aznavour served as a member of the jury for the Cannes Film Festival. In 1996, Aznavour was inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame. In 1997, France, bestowed upon him the prestigious Officier de la Légion d’honneur (Officer of the Legion of Honor), an honor which   recognizes extraordinary military and civil service. In 2004, Aznavour’s ethnic homeland, Armenia, named him a National Hero, the highest honor awarded in Armenia. In 2015, he was awarded by royal decree, Belgium’s Commander in the Order of the Crown.

In addition to music, Aznavour is credited in over 90 films, including: The classic “Shoot the Piano player” directed by Francois Truffaut (1960) “Candy” (1968), with Marlon Brando, Ringo Starr, and Richard Burton; “The Tin Drum” (1979), which won the Academy Award® for Best Foreign Film; and the French-dubbed version of “Up”(2009), Disney’s feature film.

Born in Paris on May 22, 1924 to survivors of the Armenian Genocide, Aznavour discovered his passion for performing arts early in his life. His father put together live shows at his local Parisian restaurant for friends. With such an early exposure, Aznavour and his sister, Aida, took up acting and singing together. At nine years old, Aznavour performed in his first play, “Emil and the Detectives.” This performance marked the beginning of Aznavour’s 84-year-and-counting career as a songwriter, actor, singer, and all-around global entertainer.

After WWII, Aznavour partnered up with Pierre Roche, a “gifted pianist” by Aznavour’s word. Together, they formed a successful duo while on tour in Canada. During the late 1940s, Aznavour and Roche gave a truly grueling line of performances: 40 weeks’ worth of shows, with about 11 live performances per week. On this tour, Aznavour wrote his first song, J'ai Bu.

In 1946, fate took a turn for the better when Aznavour met Édith Piaf, the famous French chanteuse. Piaf invited Aznavour to tour the United States as her manager and songwriter. This partnership worked well for both of them: Piaf entertained the audience with her voice, and he witnessed live performance at a level above his.

In 1956, Aznavour began his solo career at the Olympia music hall in Paris with his first solo hit song, “Sur Ma Vie.” A few years later, in 1960, Aznavour performed in front of what he thought was a tough audience at the Alhambra music hall in Paris. One can only imagine his astonishment when, after coming out for hisfinal bow, he received a thunderous applause, which marked the beginning of his solo career as a singer.

The 1970s and 1980s saw Aznavour’s at his peak in writing and performing songs. These two decades also saw two of his greatest hits and affirm his standing as a world-class entertainer. “Yesterday When I Was Young” (1970) is considered Aznavour’s most popular song in the United States. Across the pond, his most popular hit, “She” (1974), topped the charts for solos in the United Kingdom for four consecutive weeks. It went Platinum with over 1 million sales.

From his humble beginnings in Paris, Aznavour has traveled the world, played the Carnegie Hall in New York; the Gibson Amphitheater in Los Angeles; Yerevan, Armenia; Montreal, Canada; London, UK; Brussels, Belgium; Tokyo, Japan; Dubai, India; Los Angeles and countless other U.S. cities and throughout the world. In October 2016, he performed at the Pantages Theater in Hollywood, his last stop on his 2016 North American tour.

Aznavour has dedicated his efforts towards making a difference in the lives of other people. Among his charitable activities he used the proceeds from the hit song “Pour Toi Armenie” to aid victims of the 1988 earthquake in Armenia and continues his humanitarian projects through the Aznavour Foundation founded with his son Nicolas Aznavour in 2017. The goals of the Aznavour Foundation are to continue the development and implementation of educational, social and cultural programs. One of the main projects of the Aznavour Foundation will be to create an authentic, lively and interactive museum, retelling of Charles Aznavour’s life and achievements.

Aznavour also serves as Armenia’s ambassador to Switzerland and to UNESCO in Paris. In addition, as a composer and performer of original content, Aznavour has campaigned strongly for anti-piracy laws and international copyright and intellectual property protections.

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The Hollywood Walk of Fame is an internationally-recognized Hollywood icon. With approximately 24 star ceremonies annually broadcast around the world, the constant reinforcement provided to the public has made the Walk of Fame a top visitor attraction. The Hollywood Chamber of Commerce continues to add stars on the Walk of Fame as the representative of the City of Los Angeles. The Walk of Fame is a tribute to all of those who worked diligently to develop the concept and to maintain this world-class tourist attraction. The Walk of Fame is open to the public. No paid admission or assigned seating at star ceremonies.It is understood that the cost of installing a star on the Walk of Fame upon approval is $40,000 and the sponsor of the nominee accepts the responsibility for arranging for payment to the Hollywood Historic Trust, a 501(c)3 charitable foundation. The funds are used to pay for the creation/installation of the star and ceremony, as well as maintenance of the Walk of Fame. Download the official app for iPhones and Android devices at http://officialhollywoodwalkoffameapp.com

For more than 96 years, the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce has provided leadership, business development resources, networking, and government affairs programs and services to keep the Hollywood business and residential communities safe, relevant and economically vital. Jeff Zarrinnam, is the Chair of the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors 2017-18, and Leron Gubler is the President/CEO of the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce. For more information please visit www.hollywoodchamber.net.

 

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HOLLYWOOD CHAMBER OF COMMERCE AND WALK OF FAMER VIN DI BONA ANNOUNCE
HOLLYWOOD WALK OF FAME CLASS OF 2018

HOLLYWOOD, CA. June 22, 2017 —A new group of entertainment professionals in the categories of Motion Pictures, Television, Live Theatre/Live Performance, Radio and Recording have been selected to receive stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, it was announced today, Thursday, June 22, 2017 by the Walk of Fame Selection Committee of the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce. These honorees were chosen from among hundreds of nominations to the committee at a meeting held in June and ratified by the Hollywood Chamber’s Board of Directors. Television Producer and Walk of Famer Vin Di Bona, Chair of the Walk of Fame Selection Committee for 2017, announced the new honorees with Leron Gubler, President & CEO for the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce who is also the emcee of the Walk of Fame ceremonies.

The new selections were revealed to the world via live stream exclusively on the official website www.walkoffame.com. The live stream began at 2:15 p.m. PDT and was held at the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce offices.

“The Walk of Fame Selection Committee is pleased to announce our newest honorees to the Hollywood Walk of Fame. The Committee looked carefully at each nominee and we feel that we have selected an eclectic group of talent that will appeal to the tastes of many fans around the world,” said Di Bona. “As a Walk of Famer myself, I know these honorees will remember the dedication of their stars with great memories and will be proud that they are part of Hollywood’s history now and forever. We look forward to their big day as the Walk of Fame Class of 2018 becomes cemented one by one on the most famous sidewalk in the world!”

The Hollywood Walk of Fame Class of 2018 are:

In the category of MOTION PICTURES:   Jack Black, Kirsten Dunst, Jeff Goldblum, F. Gary Gray, Mark Hamill, Jennifer Lawrence, Gina Lollobrigida, Minnie Mouse, Nick Nolte and Zoe Saldana

In the category of TELEVISION:   Anthony Anderson, Gillian Anderson, Lynda Carter, Simon Cowell, RuPaul Charles, Taraji P. Henson, Eric McCormack, Ryan Murphy, Niecy Nash, Mandy Patinkin, Shonda Rhimes, and posthumous Steve Irwin

In the category of RECORDING:  Mary J. Blige, Sir Richard Branson, Petula Clark, Harry Connick, Jr., Ice T, Snoop Dogg, Carrie Underwood and “Weird Al” Yankovic

In the category of RADIO:   Steve Jones

In the category of LIVE THEATRE/LIVE PERFORMANCE:   Charles Aznavour, Lin-Manuel Miranda, and posthumous Bernie Mac

 

The Hollywood Chamber of Commerce and its Walk of Fame Selection Committee congratulate all the honorees. Dates have not been scheduled for these star ceremonies. Recipients have two years to schedule star ceremonies from the date of selection before they expire. Upcoming star ceremonies are usually announced ten days prior to dedication on the official website www.walkoffame.com.

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ABOUT THE HOLLYWOOD WALK OF FAME www.WalkOfFame.com

The Hollywood Walk of Fame is an internationally-recognized Hollywood icon. With approximately 30 star ceremonies annually broadcast around the world, the constant reinforcement provided to the public has made the Walk of Fame a top visitor attraction. The Hollywood Chamber of Commerce continues to add stars to the Walk of Fame as the representative of the City of Los Angeles. The Walk of Fame is a tribute to all of those who worked diligently to develop the concept and to maintain this world-class tourist attraction. The Walk of Fame is open to the public. No paid admission or assigned seating at star ceremonies.It is understood that the cost of installing a star on the Walk of Fame upon approval is $40,000 and the sponsor of the nominee accepts the responsibility for arranging for payment to the Hollywood Historic Trust, a 501(c)3 charitable foundation. The funds are used to pay for the creation/installation of the star and ceremony, as well as maintenance of the Walk of Fame.

 

The Hollywood Walk of Fame and the Hollywood Sign are registered trademarks of the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce.

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About the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce

For more than 96 years, the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce has provided leadership, business development resources, networking, and government affairs programs and services to keep the Hollywood business and residential communities safe, relevant and economically vital. Jeff Zarrinnam is the Chair of the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors 2017-18, and Leron Gubler is the President/CEO of the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce. For more information please visit www.hollywoodchamber.net.


 

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ABOUT THE HOLLYWOOD WALK OF FAME www.WalkOfFame.com

The Hollywood Walk of Fame is an internationally-recognized Hollywood icon. With approximately 24 star ceremonies annually broadcast around the world, the constant reinforcement provided to the public has made the Walk of Fame a top visitor attraction. The Hollywood Chamber of Commerce continues to add stars on the Walk of Fame as the representative of the City of Los Angeles. The Walk of Fame is a tribute to all of those who worked diligently to develop the concept and to maintain this world-class tourist attraction. The Walk of Fame is open to the public. No paid admission or assigned seating at star ceremonies. It is understood that the cost of installing a star on the Walk of Fame upon approval is $30,000 and the sponsor of the nominee accepts the responsibility for arranging for payment to the Hollywood Historic Trust, a 501(c)3 charitable foundation. The funds are used to pay for the creation/installation of the star and ceremony, as well as maintenance of the Walk of Fame.

The Hollywood Walk of Fame and the Hollywood Sign are registered trademarks of the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce.

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