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: Sept. 27, 2016 
Media Contact: Ana Martinez
Producer, Hollywood Walk of Fame
Main: (323) 469-8311
Press line: (323) 468-1376

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MUSIC MOGUL CLARENCE AVANT
TO BE HONORED WITH
STAR ON THE HOLLYWOOD WALK OF FAME

WHO:         Honoree: Clarence Avant
Emcee: Hollywood Chamber of Commerce, President/CEO Leron Gubler
Guest speakers: TBA

WHAT:       Dedication of the 2,590th star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame
in the category of Recording

WHERE:    6363 Hollywood Boulevard

WHEN:      Friday, October 7, 2016 at 11:30 a.m. PDT

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

Hollywood Chamber to Honor Clarence Avant with Walk of Fame Star

The Hollywood Chamber of Commerce is proud to announce that music executive Clarence Avant will be honored with the 2,590th star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on Friday, October 7th at 11:30 a.m. PDT.

The star in the category of Recording will be located at 6363 Hollywood Boulevard next to the star of music producers Jimmy Jam & Terry Lewis who he worked with for many years.

“We are thrilled to add Clarence Avant to the Hollywood Walk of Fame. He has been an inspiration to many musical performers and has added so much to the history of American music,” stated Leron Gubler, President/CEO of the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce.

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 live exclusively on www.walkoffame.com.

Clarence Avant is known to many as the “Godfather of Black Music.” Born Clarence Alexander Avant in 1931 in Greensboro, North Carolina, Clarence was one of eight children. He attended a segregated two-room school in Climax, North Carolina until the third grade and then attended school in Goshen, NC (now part of present-day Greensboro, NC) through the eighth grade. He spent his Freshman and Sophomore years at Dudley High School in Greensboro, NC before dropping out at the age of 16. With his drive, determination, street smarts, and an unwavering commitment to success, Avant became one of the entertainment industry’s must successful executives as well as a respected entrepreneur, business advisor, mentor, and civic leader. Avant’s influence spans across the recording and entertainment industry, politics, and both civil rights and charitable endeavors around the world.

Avant’s career in the music industry began in the late 1950s as the manager of Teddy P’s Lounge in Newark, New Jersey, representing blues artist Little Willie John, a frequent act at the lounge. He went on to manage jazz organist Jimmy Smith, jazz producer Creed Taylor, and became familiar with those in the jazz community, including Joseph Glaser, music manager of Louis Armstrong, who served as a strong influence and mentor to Clarence. Avant also represented rock & roll record pioneer Tom Wilson, with whom he partnered in the Wilson Organization. After meeting the then-pianist for Dizzy Gillespie’s band, Argentine composer Lalo Schifrin (best known for film and TV score, such as the theme for Mission Impossible), Joe Glaser encouraged them to work together. As a result, Clarence Avant moved to Los Angeles. As a consultant for MGM Studios, former Motown A & R, William Mickey Stevenson, asked Avant to represent him in a new joint music label with MGM Records’ financial backing, Venture Records. This would become the first joint venture between an African American-owned music company and a major record label. Shortly thereafter, record producer, songwriter, and executive Al Bell enlisted the aid of Avant to sell Stax Records to Gulf & Western in 1968.

Avant formed Sussex Records in Hollywood in 1969. He assembled a slate of artists, including “Sixto” Rodriguez, The Presidents, Bill Withers, Dennis Coffey, The Gallery, Amish, Creative Source, Bill Cosby presents Bad Brown & The Bunions Bradford Funeral Marching Band, Faith, Hope, & Charity, Lonette McKee, The Soul Searchers, and Phonetic Rock along with other artists in an expansive catalogue. One of Sussex Records’ most successful artists was Bill Withers, whose 1971 LP “Just As I Am” scored a Grammy for the hit single “Ain’t No Sunshine.” Withers’s Withers’ songs, like “Lean on Me” and “Grandma’s Hands,” have been sampled by hip-hop and R&B acts from Big Daddy Kane to Blackstreet.  Later in the 1970s, Avant founded KAGB (Avant Garde Broadcasting), which was one of the first African American owned radio stations in the Los Angeles market. It became a beacon for Black music.

In the early 1970s, KAGB radio station and Sussex Records dissolved. In January 1976, Clarence Avant launched music label Tabu Records. The S.O.S. Bank, Alexander O’Neal, Cherrelle, Brainstorm, Jim Gold, and General Caine were but a few of the artists featured on the Tabu Records roster.

Throughout his career, Avant has advised a broad range of artist and business executives, standing out as a pioneer and mentor for a generation in the music industry. He was the force behind deals with the successful rise of Grammy Award-winning R&B and pop music songwriters and producers Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis, who worked with several Tabu Records artist and later, Janet Jackson.

Avant went on to represent Kenny “Babyface” Edmonds and Antonio “LA” Reid in connection with the launch of the joint venture between their labels, LaFace Records and Arista Records, spawning mega artists such as Toni Braxton. In 1988, with the help of former music promoter Al Haymon, Avant promoted “Bad,” Michael Jackson’s first and only solo world tour.

During the 1990s, Avant served as the Chairman of the Board of Motown Records and was a member of the Board of Directors of PolyGram International. In addition to his music ventures, Avant served as Executive Producer on the film “Save the Children” for the PUSH Foundation; as Executive Producer for the only television show hosted by Muhammad Ali, ABC’s“Wide World of Sports,” and on the PepsiCo African American Advisory Board from 1998-2007.

Avant has participated in a variety of civic, charitable, and business organizations, including the NAACP Legal Defense Fund, Recording Industry Association of America, Apollo Theatre Foundation, Los Angeles World Affairs Council, Inner City Broadcasting Corporation, Qwest Broadcasting, and The Brotherhood Crusade.

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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 $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. Download the official app for iPhones and Android devices at http://officialhollywoodwalkoffameapp.com

 

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ALL PRESS MUST RSVP TO ANA MARTINEZ AT (323) 468-1376 OR Stargirl@hollywoodchamber.net

www.walkoffame.com

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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