Upcoming Star Ceremonies

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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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HOLLYWOOD CHAMBER OF COMMERCE TO HONOR ACTRESS/DIRECTOR KIRSTEN DUNST
WITH 
STAR ON THE HOLLYWOOD WALK OF FAME

 

WHO:         Honoree: Kirsten Dunst

Emcee: Hollywood Chamber of Commerce, President/CEO Rana Ghadban

Guest Speakers:  Filmmaker Sofia Coppola and actor Jesse Plemons

WHAT:       Dedication of the 2,671st Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame
in the Category of Motion Pictures

WHERE:    7076 Hollywood Boulevard near the Gateway to the Walk of Fame at La Brea

WHEN:      Thursday, August 29, 2019 at 11:30 A.M. PDT 

The event will be live-streamed exclusively on www.walkoffame.com

 

COMMENTS:

The Hollywood Chamber of Commerce is proud to announce that actress Kirsten Dunst will be honored with the 2,671st star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on Thursday, August 29, at 11:30 a.m. PDT. The star will be dedicated in the category of Motion Pictures at 7076 Hollywood Boulevard.

“Kirsten Dunst is one of those talents that people never forget. Her films show the strength of women and she is a great role model for women of all ages around the world!” said Ana Martinez,

Producer of the Hollywood Walk of Fame. “We are proud to add this amazing actress to our Walk of Fame family,” added Martinez.

Helping Emcee Rana Ghadban, President & CEO of the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce to unveil the star will be Walk of Famer will be filmmaker Sofia Coppola and actor Jesse Plemons.

The Hollywood Chamber of Commerce, which administers the popular star ceremonies, encourages people who are unable to attend and fans around the world to watch the event exclusively on www.walkoffame.com.

With over forty feature film and TV credits, Kirsten Dunst has tackled all genres, both in front of and behind the camera.  To this day, she continues to produce unique and meaningful work, like her currentShowtime dark comedy “On Becoming A God in Central Florida”produced by Grant Heslov, George Clooney and Sony’s TriStar Television.  The television show will premiere on Showtime on August 25th.

In 1994, she made her breakthrough performance alongside Brad Pitt and Tom Cruise in “Interview with the Vampire” earning her a Golden Globe nomination for Best Supporting Actress at the age of 12.

In the following years, Dunst continued starring in a series of big screen projects, including the fantasy adventure film “Jumanji” opposite Robin Williams; cult classic “Drop Dead Gorgeous,” Sofia Coppola’s “The Virgin Suicides,” “Dick” opposite Michelle Williams, and the iconic role of Torrance Shipmen in the smash hit “Bring it On.”

In 2002, she starred alongside Tobey Maguire as Mary Jane Watson in Sam Raimi’s blockbuster “Spider-Man” trilogy. She went on to land roles in “Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind,” the science fiction romantic-comedy drama directed by Michael Gondry and in frequent collaborator Sofia Coppola’s historical drama “Marie Antoinette.”

In 2011, Dunst won the Best Actress Award at the Cannes Film Festival for her performance as Justine in Lars von Trier’s drama “Melancholia.”

In 2015, Dunst starred as Peggy Blumquist in the second installment of the critically acclaimed FX crime comedy-drama “Fargo”, for which she won a Critics’ Choice Award and received both Golden Globe and Emmy Award nominations.

In 2016, she starred in “Midnight Special” opposite Michael Shannon and Joel Edgerton and in Theodore Melfi’s “Hidden Figures”, which later went on to win a SAG Award for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in 2017.  That same year, she teamed up with Sofia Coppola for a third time for “The Beguiled,” alongside Colin Farrell, Nicole Kidman, and Elle Fanning. 

Showing her skills behind the camera as well, Dunst made her directorial debut with the short film “Welcome,” starring Winona Ryder, which screened at the 2008 Sundance Film Festival.  She directed and co-wrote the short film “Bastard,” which starred Juno Temple and Brian Geraghty, and was accepted into the 2010 Tribeca and Cannes Film Festivals. 

Dunst is a supporter of The Art of Elysium, an organization that encourages people to use their creativity to bring joy to children suffering from life-threatening medical conditions. 

 PHOTO: Jon Kopoloff

★★★

All press must RSVP ONLY to Ana Martinez, Producer of the Walk of Fame

at ana@hollywoodchamber.net

 


 

HOLLYWOOD CHAMBER OF COMMERCE TO HONOR JACKIE WILSON
WITH POSTHUMOUS 
STAR ON THE HOLLYWOOD WALK OF FAME

 

WHO:         Honoree: Jackie Wilson

Emcee: Hollywood Chamber of Commerce, President/CEO Rana Ghadban

Guest Speakers: Walk of Famer and record label executive, Berry Gordy Jr., Marshall Thompson of The Chi-Lites and Walk of Famer Smokey Robinson         

Accepting the award will be Jackie Wilson’s widow, Harlene Harris Wilson.

WHAT:       Dedication of the 2,672nd Star on the Hollywood Walk Of Fame
in the Category of Recording

WHERE:    7057 Hollywood Boulevard near Sycamore Street

WHEN:      Wednesday, September 4, 2019 at 11:30 A.M. PDT  

The event will be live-streamed exclusively on www.walkoffame.com

 

COMMENTS:

The Hollywood Chamber of Commerce is proud to announce that legendary entertainer Jackie Wilson will be honored with the 2,672nd star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on Wednesday, September 4, at 11:30 a.m. PDT. The posthumous star will be dedicated in the category of Recording at 7057 Hollywood Boulevard

“The late, great Jackie Wilson is one of the most important and influential recording artists of his generation!” said Ana Martinez, Producer of the Hollywood Walk of Fame. He is a man who broke barriers and inspired many young singers” added Martinez.

Helping Emcee Rana Ghadban, President & CEO of the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce to unveil the star will be Walk of Famer will be Berry Gordy Jr, Marshall Thompson, and Smokey Robinson. Accepting the award will be Jackie Wilson’s widow, Harlene Harris Wilson.

The Hollywood Chamber of Commerce which administers the popular star ceremonies encourages people who are unable to attend and fans around the world to watch the event exclusively on www.walkoffame.com.

 

Jack Leroy Wilson Jr. was born on June 9, 1934, in Detroit, Michigan. Wilson began singing in a gospel quartet called the Ever-Ready Gospel Singers.  In 1953 he joined Billy Ward and his Dominoes, eventually becoming lead singer of the vocal group, replacing Clyde McPhatter. He launched his solo career in November 1957 with his debut single “Reet Petite (The Finest Girl You Ever Want To Meet)” written by Berry Gordy Jr. and Billy Davis which entered Billboard magazine’s pop chart in November 1957.  From 1958 to 1970, Jackie Wilson was a mainstay of the R&B and pop charts where he amassed two dozen Top Forty singles. All of his classics were released on the landmark Brunswick Records label under the direction of future label president and record producer Nat Tarnopol.  

Known as “Mr. Excitement”, Jackie Wilson captivated audiences with his dazzling stage moves and soaring vocal range. Even today, few artists can reach his mesmerizing upper vocal range in studio or on stage. Wilson’s music career crossed genres, from doo-wop and rhythm & blues to easy listening standards and rock ‘n’ roll. He was an electrifying, charismatic showman who ushered in the emergence of soul and R&B in the sixties and has been honored with inductions into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and The R&B Music Hall of Fame

      The commercial success of Wilson along with Brunswick’s endeavors steered Jackie into television bookings on Dick Clark’s American Bandstand, The Ed Sullivan Show, Hullabaloo, Shivaree and Shindig! Jackie is also seen doing “You Better Know It” in the 1959 movie Go, Johnny, Go! Wilson’s music was omnipresent on the hit parade: “You Better Know It,” “Doggin’ Around,” “Night,” “Alone At Last,” “My Empty Arms,” “A Woman, A Lover, A Friend,” and Baby Workout.” Additional Wilson sessions were done in Chicago with producer Carl Davis and acclaimed engineer Bruce Swedien at the board, which yielded “Whispers (Gettin’ Louder),” “Higher and Higher,” “I Get the Sweetest Feeling,” and “This Love Is Real.”  

In 2008, “Higher & Higher” was utilized by Barack Obama as the theme song for his historic Presidential campaign.

On September 29, 1975, while playing a Dick Clark oldies revue show at the Latin Casino in New Jersey, Jackie Wilson suffered a heart attack on stage and was subsequently hospitalized until his death on January 21, 1984 at age 49. 

Events and celebrations in Hollywood like the Hollywood Walk of Fame star ceremony and the ongoing efforts on behalf of Brunswick Records and the Wilson Family continue to acknowledge the saga and sonic legacy of Jackie Wilson.

             Jackie’s epic recordings remain in our memories and they constantly reach new ears on the radio, movies, television, and digital universe. 

★★★

All press must RSVP ONLY to Ana Martinez, Producer of the Walk of Fame

at ana@hollywoodchamber.net

 

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ABOUT 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 a free event and is open to the public.  The sponsorship funds for this special honor 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

 

ABOUT HOLLYWOOD CHAMBER OF COMMERCE - www.HollywoodChamber.net

For more than 97 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. Donelle Dadigan, is the Chair of the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors 2019-2020, and Rana Ghadban is the President/CEO of the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce. For more information please visit www.hollywoodchamber.net.

 

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ABOUT BRUNSWICK RECORDS –Brunswick Records has a rich and storied musical legacy that has enchanted & inspired several generations of musicians & classic soul lovers throughout the world. At the presentation ceremony of a posthumous star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on Wednesday, September 4th will be the initial announcement of the worldwide digital release, “The Definitive Jackie Wilson,” 50 remastered songs that will be available on Spotify, Apple Music, Pandora, and all other major digital platforms.

 

Instagram  https://www.instagram.com/jackiewilsonmusic/

Twitter: @JackieWilsonMus #walkoffame

Facebook: @https://www.facebook.com/JackieWilsonOfficial/

Website: http://jackiewilsonmusic.com/


 

 

 

ABOUT 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 $50,000 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

 

ABOUT HOLLYWOOD CHAMBER OF COMMERCE - www.HollywoodChamber.net

For more than 97 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. Donelle Dadigan, is the Chair of the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors 2018-19, and Rana Ghadban is the President/CEO of the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce. For more information please visit www.hollywoodchamber.net.

 

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

Twitter: @WalkofFameStar @HollywoodArea  #walkoffame

Facebook: @OfficialHollywoodWalkofFame

Find your favorite star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame