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Hollywood Chamber to honor Los Tigres Del Norte with Star on the Walk of Fame

Published August 7th, 2014

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LATIN MUSIC SUPERSTARS LOS TIGRES DEL NORTE
TO BE HONORED WITH STAR ON THE HOLLYWOOD WALK OF FAME

WHO:       Los Tigres Del Norte
Emcee: Hollywood Chamber of Commerce, President/CEO Leron Gubler

WHAT:     2,527th Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame
in the Category of RECORDING

WHERE:  7060 Hollywood Boulevard in front of Live Nation

WHEN:    Thursday, August 21, 2014 at 11:30 a.m. PDT

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

Latin Music Superstars Los Tigres Del Norte to be Honored with Star on the Hollywood Walk of FameThe Hollywood Chamber of Commerce proudly announces that popular Norteno group Los Tigres Del Norte, (the Hernandez Brothers, Jorge, Hernan, Eduardo, Luis and cousin Oscar Lara) will be honored with the 2,527th star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on August 21, 2014 at 11:30 a.m. The star for the multi-award winning group will be unveiled at 7060 Hollywood Boulevard in front of the Live Nation Building. “Los Tigres Del Norte has entertained many generations with their music for several decades,” said Ana Martinez, producer of the Hollywood Walk of Fame. “We are pleased to embrace their entertainment careers with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.”

 

Emcee Leron Gubler and guest speakers TBA will be on hand to unveil the star for Los Tigres Del Norte in the category of Recording. The star ceremony will be streamed live exclusively on www.walkoffame.com.

During the early ’70s, Los Tigres became the first act signed to Fama Records. Founded by Art Walker, Fama grew to become the leading Spanish-language record label on the West Coast. Walker, a local impresario, first heard the group on a live radio presentation recorded at the local Parque de las Flores on Keyes Street in San Jose, and impressed with what he heard, he decided to make them the foundation of Fama. With his guidance, Los Tigres adopted an electric style, trading in their traditional acoustic sound for one incorporating bass, drums, and electric guitar. The group also adopted a modern approach to songwriting, emphasizing contemporary social themes common to Mexican-Americans.

In the 1980s, Los Tigres moved to Fonovisa Records and furthered their success. Beginning with Jaula De Oro (1984), the group would regularly top the regional Mexican album chart stateside, and this success was acknowledged in 1987 when they won the initial Grammy Award for Best Mexican-American Performance, for Gracias America…..Sin Fronteras (1986).

In the diverse world of Latin music, the Regional Mexican genre alone accounts for more than half of all music sales, according to Billboard. This popular genre outpaces the combined sales of Pop, Rock, Tropical, Urban and all other styles, and Los Tigres Del Norte are the undisputed legends of the genre.

The group has more than 500 recorded songs to their credit. Los Tigres del Norte have sold more than 37 million albums worldwide, notching 22 No. 1 albums and more than 50 No. 1 singles. The group has received countless Platinum records and numerous awards including six Grammy and six Latin Grammys, the Latin Recording Academy’s Lifetime Achievement Award, and The Hispanic Heritage “Legends” Awardat The Kennedy Center. They won multiple Premio Lo Nuestro awards, and are the recipients of the BMI ICON Award.

Their unrivaled career spans four decades. Los Tigrescontinues to be at the forefront of Latin music popularity performing regularly to sold-out audiences. Los Tigres Del Norte songs debut at No. 1 on the charts with each album and single they release.

They continue to blaze new trails for the genre and achieve new milestones. In 2013, they were joined by numerous members of Congress at the massive “Camino Americano: Rally & March for Immigrant Dignity & Respect” at the National Mall in Washington, DC. In 2011, the band was featured in “MTV Unplugged: Los Tigres Del Norte & Friends,” the first album to be dedicated to the Regional Mexican genre. The album quickly became a commercial success and went on to earn a rare Diamond sales certification. In 2010, the group headlined Mexico’s Historic Bicentennial Celebration. The group recently released the eagerly-awaited new single La Bala (The Bullet) which is their first new studio recording in four years, and the first advance release of a highly-anticipated new album arriving in October.

Their long-standing career has also garnered the band numerous accolades. Del Norte is the first Mexican group to sing in Spanish on the American Music Awards. The band received The Smithsonian Legacy Award, and were the subject of a Smithsonian Institute Traveling Exhibit entitled “Corridos Sin Fronteras.” The Spanish group headlined one of the largest concerts in Los Angeles history drawing over 200,000 fans and also performed to a sold-out audience at Walt Disney Hall in Los Angeles. Del Norte also appeared in more than 15 films, including Sundance Favorite ‘La Misma Luna’.

In 2000, Los Tigres Del Norte institutionalized their charitable efforts by establishing the Los Tigres Del Norte Foundation to further the appreciation and understanding of Hispanic music, culture, and history through education and community outreach programs. The Foundation donated $500,000 to UCLA’s Chicano Studies Center to create and preserve The Frontera Collection of Mexican and Mexican American Recordings, the world’s largest collection of historical Mexican music recordings. The band also opened a music school for children in need in their home state of Sinaloa, Mexico. These days. Del Norte are staple performers for USO programs to entertain troops abroad in Japan, Korea, Germany and Italy.

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Hollywood Chamber Announces New Walk of Fame Honorees for 2015

Published June 19th, 2014

For Immediate Release: Thursday, June 19, 2014
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 Hollywood Chamber announces New Walk of Fame Honorees for 2015

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HOLLYWOOD CHAMBER OF COMMERCE ANNOUNCES
NEW WALK OF FAME HONOREES FOR 2015

HOLLYWOOD, CA. June 18, 2014 —A new group of entertainment professionals in Motion Pictures, Television, Live Theatre, Radio and Recording have been selected to receive stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, it was announced today by the Walk of Fame Selection Committee of the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce. These individuals were chosen from among hundreds of nominations to the committee at a meeting held on June 16, 2014 and ratified by the Hollywood Chamber’s Board of Directors.

“The Walk of Fame Selection Committee is excited to announce the Class of 2015 Star Honorees to the Hollywood Walk of Fame. We know that the new selections represent the best of the entertainment industry, and will be a great addition to the Walk of Fame for both the Hollywood community and fans from around the world who visit Hollywood every year,” stated Maureen Schultz, Chair of the Walk of Fame selection committee for 2014-2015. “We look forward to welcoming all our new honorees to one of the most popular tourist attractions in California.”

Walk of Fame Chair Schultz along with Hollywood Chamber President & CEO Leron Gubler announced the new selections to the world on Thursday, June 19, 2014 on the official website www.walkoffame.com.

The Hollywood Walk of Fame recipients for the year 2015 are:

MOTION PICTURES: Raymond Chandler (posthumous), Eugenio Derbez, Will Ferrell, Jennifer Garner, Peter Jackson, Bob Kane (posthumous), Daniel Radcliffe, Paul Rudd, Snoopy, Melissa McCarthy and Christoph Waltz

TELEVISION: James L. Brooks, Ken Ehrlich, Bobby Flay, Seth MacFarlane, Julianna Margulies, Chris O’Donnell, Jim Parsons, Amy Poehler, Kelly Ripa and Sofia Vergara.

RECORDING: Lukasz ‘Dr. Luke’ Gottwald, Kool & The Gang, Pitbull, Al Schmitt and Pharrell Williams.

RADIO: Larry Elder.

LIVE THEATRE/LIVE PERFORMANCE: Kristin Chenoweth, Dick Gregory and Ennio Morricone.

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

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Hollywood Chamber Community Foundation to Honor Heroes of Hollywood

Published June 4th, 2014

For Immediate Release: June 3, 2014
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               Heroes of Hollywood

 

HOLLYWOOD CHAMBER COMMUNITY FOUNDATION TO HONOR
JUDGE JUDY SHEINDLIN WITH THE MARY PICKFORD AWARD AND RECOGNIZE COMMUNITY LEADERS WITH HEROES OF HOLLYWOOD AWARDS

Thursday, June 5 at The Taglyan Cultural Complex

HOLLYWOOD, CA – May 27, 2014--The Hollywood Chamber Community Foundation also announced the incomparable Judge Judy Sheindlin as the 2014 recipient of the Mary Pickford Award at the Heroes of Hollywood Awards Luncheon on Thursday, June 5, 2014, at The Taglyan Cultural Complex in Hollywood. Foundation Chairman Heather Cochran and Heroes of Hollywood event co-chairs Homer Alba and Cindy Braun have also announced the selection of the 2014 Heroes of Hollywood: Jeff Anthony, Iron Mountain Entertainment Services; Denise DeCarlo and Betty Fraser, co-owners of As You Like It Catering and the restaurant Grub; Jackie Goldberg, Senior Star Power Productions; Hollywood Arts Council, a non-profit dedicated to the arts in Hollywood; Starline Tours, Hollywood’s oldest sightseeing tour company; and Marc Wanamaker, principal officer at Bison Archives. Returning in his role as emcee again is Robert Kovacik, anchor of NBC4. The reception will begin at 11:30 a.m. and the awards luncheon will commence from Noon to 2 p.m.

The Foundation will honor the incomparable Judge Judy Sheindlin with the distinguished Mary Pickford Award. The Mary Pickford Award is presented to a woman who has demonstrated a commitment to the mentorship of women in the workplace, displayed innovative leadership, been a role model in pursuing a vision or challenge with tangible results, and who has made significant contributions to community service. “We can’t think of anyone who better epitomizes what Mary Pickford stood for than Judge Judy Sheindlin,” said Cindy Braun.  “She took her common-sense approach to legal issues as a family court judge and transitioned to TV judge and has made a significant impact on her community and the nation to become one of Hollywood’s most successful and beloved television stars.”

Judge Sheindlin holds court as presiding judge on “Judge Judy,” the number one first-run syndicated, Emmy Award-winning program, now in its 18th season. She began her career in family court in 1972 in New York. A swift decision-maker, she earned a reputation as one of New York’s most effective judges, hearing more than 20,000 cases during her career. Judge Sheindlin is credited with pioneering an “open court policy” that allowed the public and the media to view her day-to-day proceedings.

She was the subject of an L.A. Times article in February 1993, which soon led to a segment on the popular “60 Minutes” newsmagazine show. After her appearance, Judge Sheindlin was approached about the possibility of presiding over real cases with real consequences in a television courtroom. She retired from the bench in February 1996, and “Judge Judy” premiered in national syndication later that year.

She is the author of several Best-Selling books, including “Don’t Pee On My Leg and Tell Me It’s Raining”, Beauty Fades, Dumb Is Forever”, “Win or Lose By How You Choose”, “You Can’t Judge A Book By Its Cover”, and “Keep It Simple Stupid: You’re Smarter Than You Look”.

In 2006, Judge Sheindlin received a Star on the prestigious Hollywood Walk of Fame. Other honors include the Gracie Allen Tribute Award from American Women in Radio and Television being inducted into the “Broadcasting & Cable Hall of Fame.” Additionally, VH1 named her one of the “200 Greatest Pop Culture Icons.”

Along with Mary Pickford Award, the Foundation will be recognizing the following Heroes of Hollywood:

Jeff Anthony is Senior Vice President of Iron Mountain Entertainment Services, a company he has been with for more than 19 years. The company preserves content for entertainment companies around the world. He has been in the content preservation industry for over 30 years, and was the Founder and CEO of The dataLOK Company, an Inc. 500 company specializing in the field of information management. He has served on various boards and in several advisory boards during his Hollywood career, including as the past president and board member of the Hollywood Media District business improvement district, a board member of LACER, board member of the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce, active in the Grammy Foundation, and The USC School of Cinematic Arts.

Betty Fraser and Denise DeCarlo are the co-owners of the Hollywood-based, award-winning restaurant, Grub, and the successful catering company, As You Like It. Their commitment to creating a sense of “home” has led to their undeniable success. They are the recipients of many awards, including being named “Best Lunch Spot” in L.A. as well as “Best Brunch Spot” as wsell as one of the “Top Five Breakfast Spots.” Betty appeared on Season Two of Bravo’s hit show, Top Chef, Denise has competed on ABC’s The Taste and The Food Network’s Cutthroat Kitchen. They are very involved in the community, serving on Hollywood Heritage, Central Hollywood Neighborhood Council, and on the Friends of the Hollywood Central Park board of directors. They also donate their time, food, and services to support numerous non-profits.

Jackie Goldberg believes that “age is only a number.” When she became a widow at age 70, she decided it was time to begin a new chapter in her life. She created a series of seminars called, “Get Up, Get Out, & Get a Life!” Dressing in pink became her trademark. The success of her senior advocacy seminars and her love of the theatre crystallized into her founding Senior Star Power Productions as part of her dream to revitalize the careers of senior performers. She produced a series of live stage shows called “Rockin’ With the Ages,” featuring a cast aged 60 to 80. She looks forward to producing her sixth show, a glamorous salute to Hollywood, in 2015, and hopes to have a year-round Senior Theatrical Arts Complex in Hollywood within the next few years.

The Hollywood Arts Council is a non-profit organization dedicated to contributing to the quality of life by nurturing and supporting the arts of Hollywood. Founded in 1978 as a grass roots membership organization, it has presented scores of projects over the years, amassing an impressive track record of accomplishments. Its projects include the annual Children’s Festival of the Arts presented each August at Paramount Pictures, and Project SOAR art workshops at Hollywood area elementary schools. The Council encourages the work of artists and arts organizations, publishes an arts calendar of events, and hosts Arts roundtables. Its annual Charlie Awards acknowledges contributions of merit to Hollywood and its arts. For further information, visit: www.HollywoodArtsCouncil.org.

Starline Tours will celebrate its 80th anniversary in 2015. The company operates a full range of sightseeing tours in the Los Angeles area, including the world’s largest Hop-On, Hop-Off City sightseeing tour. They provide tours in nine languages. Movie Stars’ Homes Tours, and the TMZ Hollywood tour are among their offerings. Earlier this year, they opened a new Visitor Welcome Center at Hollywood & Highland, and will roll out a new Movie Locations Tour in partnership with Turner Classic Movies this summer. The privately-owned company has been a family affair ever since they purchased the firm in 1963. Brothers Vahid and Fred Sapir are the co-owners, with Vahid’s wife Noonoosh as Chief Operating Officer, and brother-in-law and Chairman Kami Farhadi as well as other family members keep things rolling.

Mark Wanamaker is acknowledged as a world expert in film history. A native of L.A. who grew up in the West Hollywood/Beverly Hills area, he founded Bison Archives in 1971. Bison Archives is a research and informational archive on the history of the Motion Picture industry as well as a fine-art library in connection with the provenance of art objects. He later formed Bison Productions as a film production arm. He co-produced a documentary on Hollywood history and has worked on more than 100 documentaries and feature films. He is a past president of the L.A. City Historical Society and past president of Hollywood Heritage. He is also a curator for the Hollywood Heritage Museum. He is currently working on an encyclopedia of the American Film Studios and has authored and contributed to numerous books.

The Hollywood Chamber Community Foundation is a 501c3 organization, and your support in sponsorship is tax deductible. Individual tickets are $100. Register online at http://www.hollywoodchamber.net/events

Gold-level sponsors for the Heroes of Hollywood Awards are the Hollywood Museum in the Historic Max Factor Building and Millennium Hollywood. Silver-level sponsors are CIM Group, Hollywood Forever Cemetery, Hollywood Heritage, Kaiser Permanente Los Angeles Medical Center, and Taglyan Cultural Complex. Bronze-level sponsors are Andrews International, Capitol Records, The CrisCom Company, Famous Hollywood Dental Care, Gensler, Hollywood Hotel, Hollywood WorkSource Center, Keepers Security Company, Madame Tussauds Hollywood, Occidental Entertainment Group Holdings, Original Farmers Market, Paramount Contractors & Developers, SAG-AFTRA, Southern California Gas Company, Starline Tours, Sunset Gower/Sunset Bronson Studios, US Bank, and Warner Bros. Studios VIP Tours.

 

About Heroes of Hollywoodwww.hollywoodchamber.net/heroes
The Heroes of Hollywood Awards recognize exceptional leaders in the Hollywood community who have transformed the lives of others and/or have made a remarkable contribution to the physical environment. Since 1993 the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce Community Foundation has saluted more than 125 extraordinary leaders from Hollywood, through what was previously named the Women of Distinction Awards. Since 2011, the awards have honored both male and female leaders, as well as families, businesses and organizations. The awards ceremony serves as one of two major fundraisers for the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce Community Foundation, a 501(c)3 organization dedicated to improving the lives of Hollywood community members. All funds raised from this luncheon will be awarded in the form of grants to local charitable organizations. “Heroes of Hollywood” Awards Committee is comprised of members of the Hollywood Chamber who are volunteers and have proven to be community leaders themselves. For more information, visit http://www.hollywoodchamber.net/heroes

Hollywood Chamber Community Foundation – http://www.hollywoodchamber.net/foundation
The Hollywood Chamber of Commerce Community Foundation is an organization within the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce that promotes outreach and the well-being of the non-profit organizations within the community. The Hollywood Chamber of Commerce Community Foundation achieves its goal by awarding grants to support and advance the educational, cultural and economic interests of the Hollywood community. The Foundation is unique because, as part of the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce, it illustrates the success of a business advocacy group giving financial assistance to the community that it serves, namely the charities that are members of the Hollywood Chamber. Since its inception in 1996, the Foundation has given out $731,270 in grants and this past year awarded $56,170.

Hollywood Chamber to Honor Luther Vandross with star on the Walk of Fame

Published May 27th, 2014

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LUTHER VANDROSS TO BE HONORED POSTHUMOUSLY WITH
STAR ON THE HOLLYWOOD WALK OF FAME

 

WHO:      Luther Vandross
                Emcee: Hollywood Chamber of Commerce, President/CEO Leron Gubler

                Guest speakers: Nile Rodgers and Marcus Miller

WHAT:    2,526th Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame
                in the Category of RECORDING

WHERE: 1717 Vine Street in front of The Redbury Hotel

WHEN:   Tuesday. June 3, 2014 at 11:30 a.m. PDT

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

Hollywood Chamber to honor Luther Vandross posthumously with star on the Walk of Fame.

The Hollywood Chamber of Commerce proudly announces that the late Luther Vandross will be honored posthumously with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. The star will be unveiled at 1717 Vine Street overlooking the recording industry’s iconic building Capitol Records. “Luther’s unparalleled voice and forever romantic tunes such as “Never Too Much,” “Power Of Love”, “Here And Now,” “House Is Not A Home,” “So Amazing” and “Dance With My Father” are known the world over,” stated Leron Gubler, President of the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce and emcee of the ceremonies. “We are honored to hold this dedication for a very special performer whose music will resonate for all time.”
 
Leron Gubler and Nile Rodgers and Marcus Miller will be on hand to unveil the star for Vandross in the category of Recording at 1717 Vine Street. Accepting the star on behalf of the family will be Luther’s niece Seveda Williams and longtime friend Alfonso “Fonzi” Thornton. The star ceremony will be streamed live exclusively on www.walkoffame.com.
 
Since the passing of Luther Vandross in 2005, one constant has remained to define his life and musical success: his unforgettable voice. Amongst the greatest singers of the past 100 years, Luther Vandross’ voice and distinct singing style led to not only monumental success, but to instant recognition when you hear him singing--through your stereo, car radio, on TV or in a movie.
 
Coupled with that voice, was Luther’s unique ability to write and sing about love and the shared emotions we all feel in that search for and the enjoyment of love. Love of family, friends, that special someone--all were themes Luther explored with his music regularly, reaching many. Through his songs, Luther Vandross became a staple in the most joyous moments of people’s lives.
 
Luther Vandross was born on April 20, 1951 at Bellevue Hospitalin Manhattan, New York City, United States. He was the fourth child and second son to Mary Ida Vandross and Luther Vandross, Sr.
 
Luther spent his early years living on the Lower East Sideof Manhattanin New York City in the NYCHAAlfred E. Smith Houses. His mother saw to it that he begin piano lessons when he was only three years old. Luther once stated, “Her influence was incredible, my brother would get a bicycle for Christmas and I would get an Aretha Franklin album!” Luther was also influenced by his sister Pat, who sang in vocal groups in her teens.
 
Inspired by hearing Dionne Warwick for the first time at the Brooklyn Fox Theater, Luther began writing original songs and started his own vocal group during high school, appearing in local talent shows. After placing 2nd at the famed Amateur Night at Harlem’s Apollo Theater in New York City, Luther joined the theater’s Listen My Brother Revue which opened for Sly and The Family Stone and later appeared on the first two seasons of “Sesame Street” singing ‘Learn Something”, “Count to 20” and “Those Are The ABC’s.”
 
Honing his signature vocal style and writing skills, Luther went on to attend Western Michigan Universitybefore continuing to pursue a career in music. Already a formidable vocalist and skilled vocal arranger, Luther landed work as a backing singer at top recording sessions.
 
Luther quickly became one of the best kept secrets in popular music. Few people outside the industry knew his name, but millions heard his remarkable sensual voice on countless commercials. From time to time he made efforts to break out of that lucrative, but restrictive area, either through albums by his own group Luther, or performing on albums from Quincy Jones, Brecker Bros and Bionic Boogie. Many of these were promising recordings, but failed to generate enough momentum to propel Luther to the next level.
 
A milestone in his career came in 1974, when childhood friend, guitarist Carlos Alomar, invited Luther to Philadelphia to watch a David Bowie session Carlos was playing on. Bowie overheard Luther singinga soulful line he created while listening to the playback of “Young Americans” and asked him to go on mic and record it. Luther’s creation became the famed chorus of Bowie’s hit “Young Americans.” Liking what he heard, Bowie brought Luther into the fold to do vocal arrangements and take charge of his touring vocalists. And for a time, Luther (the group) was Bowie’s opening act. After hearing a Luther original called “Funky Music,” Bowie asked him to rewrite it as “Fascination” and recorded the song on his Young Americans album. Later Bowie introduced Luther to Bette Midler who was equally impressed, leading to Luther doing arrangements for Midler and touring with her as a backing vocalist.
 
From 1972 through 1980, Luther chalked up credits on albums by such greats as Diana Ross, Roberta Flack, Gary Glitter, Carly Simon, Chaka Khan, Todd Rundgren’s Utopia, Donna Summer, Bette Midler, Chic, and Barbra Streisand. After appearing on two hit records in 1980 by the pop-dance act Change, Epic Records signed Luther Vandross.  In 1981, Luther’sdebut solo album “Never Too Much” was released, and it was quickly apparent that his voice was going to be a lasting presence for generations to come.
 
For 25 years, from 1981 to 2005, Luther dominated the American R&B music charts like no other artist before or since. In that span, Luther released eight No. 1 R&B albums, seven No. 1 R&B singles and another five Top 20 R&B singles. He achieved crossover status with eight Billboard Top 10 albums, including reaching No. 1 with 2003’s “Dance With My Father,” and another five Top 10 Billboard Hot 100 singles.
 
From 1981 to 1996, Luther Vandross released an unprecedented 11 consecutive platinum/double platinum albums on CBS/Sony Music’s Epic Records label. At the time of his passing in 2005, 13 of Luther’s 14 studio albums had gone Platinum or multi-platinum.
 
Overall, Luther received 31 Grammy Award nominations, winning eight times. Additionally, Luther won eight American Music Awards, including Favorite Soul/R&B Male Artist seven times.
 
Luther’s songs have appeared in a vast number of movies, and he contributed original songs for sixteen films, including “Bustin’ Loose,” “The Goonies,” “Ruthless People,” “Made In Heaven,” “House Party,” “Hero,” “Money Train,” “Dr. Dolittle 2” and “Barbershop 2.” Luther’s version of “One Shining Moment” continues to be used every spring as the celebration song for the winning university in the NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament.
 
Luther Vandross died on July 1, 2005 in Edison, New Jerseyat the age of 54, following complications from a stroke two years earlier. He had been in entertainment for 35 years. His funeralin New York Cityone week later featured musical tributes by Aretha Franklin, Stevie Wonder, Cissy Houston, Usher, and Alicia Keys, along with special remembrances by Patti Labelle, Dionne Warwick and Fonzi Thornton.
 
Throughout his distinguished career, Luther Vandross was active in charitable causes with the United Negro College Fund and the NY Chapter of the American Diabetes Association, in addition to performing at numerous charity concerts, most notably Michael Jackson’s “Heal The World” concerts in the 1990s.
 
In 2008, Luther was ranked number 54 on “Rolling Stone” magazine’s List of 100 Greatest Singers of All Time. In 2010, Luther was named one of NPR’s 50 Great Voices.
 
Luther Vandross was a musical master whose style has influenced an entire generation of today’s vocalists. His distinctive brand of satin smooth vocal magic moved international audiences and continues to touch people to this day. Luther Vandross was undeniably one of the most significant vocalists and performers of our time!

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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.

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

 

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Shuttle Service to View the Hollywood Sign

Published May 1st, 2014

Councilmember LaBonge and The Department of Recreation and Parks Announce Promotional Shuttle Service to View the Hollywood Sign

Councilmember Tom LaBonge, the Department of Recreation and Parks, and the Griffith Observatory held a press conference on Wednesday April 30th to launch a three month promotional shuttle program to a lofty viewing area of the Hollywood Sign and Griffith Observatory.

The promotional launch will provide shuttles every Saturday and Sunday, beginning on Saturday, May 3, 2014 through the end of July, 2014. The fee will be $7.00 per person, excluding children 2 years of age and under who are free when riding on the lap of an adult.

Seeing that the Hollywood Sign is one of L.A.’s most popular sites visited by locals and tourists alike, vehicle congestion has become an unfortunate normality in the surrounding areas. The purpose of the shuttle program would be to assist in alleviating that high volume of vehicle traffic in both the Hollywood Hills and Beachwood Canyon residential areas. Riders will be able to relax in a comfortable 21 passenger shuttle, which will provide easy and convenient transportation to the Hollywood Sign Viewing Area and Griffith Observatory, located off Mount Hollywood Drive. The shuttles are being provided by Empire Transportation Services and will pick up riders from the Greek Theater parking lot.

Tickets can only be purchased online via link located at www.laparks.org

Upon arrival to the Hollywood Sign Viewing Area, riders can enjoy a panoramic view of the Hollywood Sign, the Los Angeles city skyline, and amazing mountain views; they will also have access to some of the most premier hiking trails. Following the Hollywood Sign visit, riders will make their next stop at the Griffith Observatory, a national leader in public astronomy; this will include free admission to the Observatory, exhibit programs, and much more.

Hollywood Chamber to Honor Rick Springfield with Star on the Walk of Fame

Published April 30th, 2014

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RICK SPRINGFIELD TO BE HONORED WITH
STAR ON THE HOLLYWOOD WALK OF FAME

WHO:         Rick Springfield
                    Emcee: Hollywood Chamber of Commerce, President/CEO Leron Gubler
                    Guest speakers: Actor Jason Thompson and singers Richard Marx and Jay DeMarcus

WHAT:       2,525th Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame
                    in the Category of Recording

WHERE:    7060 Hollywood Boulevard
                    in front of Live Nation

WHEN:      Friday, May 9, 2014 at 11:30 a.m. PDT

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

Hollywood Chamber to honor Rick Springfield with star on the Walk of Fame.

The Hollywood Chamber of Commerce will honor performer Rick Springfield with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on Friday, May 9, 2014. “We have been hearing from fans around the world who want to know when Rick Springfield is getting his star,” stated Ana Martinez, Producer of the Walk of Fame ceremonies. “Well, folks the time has come!”

Emcee Leron Gubler, President & CEO of the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce and guest speakers Actor Jason Thompson and singers Richard Marx and Jay DeMarcus will be on hand to unveil the star for Springfield, in the category of Recording at 7060 Hollywood Boulevard. The star ceremony will be streamed live exclusively on www.walkoffame.com.

For all of his accomplishments as an actor, best-selling author, and documentary subject, Rick Springfield’s first love has always been music, a passion he’s harbored since first picking up the guitar at the age of 12 in his native Australia.

With 25-million records sold, 17 Top-40 hits, including “Don’t Talk to Strangers,” “An Affair of the Heart,” “I've Done Everything for You,” “Love Somebody” and “Human Touch,” as well as a 1981 Grammy® for Best Male Rock Vocal for his No. 1 hit single “Jessie’s Girl,” Springfield shows no signs of slowing down.

But Springfield’s love for music goes beyond the studio walls where he records his hits.  This iconic rock star has been on the road, touring for more than 30 years. These days, Springfield brings a more intimate, yet still lively show by performing solo in his “Stripped Down” show. He incorporates personal stories about his music and life into the show, and has even added a question and answer segment as a way to truly connect with his audiences. Excited fans and critics have made “Stripped Down” one of the most talked about tours of 2014, receiving rave reviews and sold out shows across the country.

Although his solo tour has been very successful, Springfield will take a break from The Stripped Down Tour as he brings his band back on the road again to co-headline a tour with friends and fellow musicians Pat Benatar and Neil Giraldo. The multi-city tour will kick off on June 28th in Atlanta, GA with additional dates throughout July. This tour marks the first time that Rick will tour with Pat and Neil. Following his summer tour, in October 2014, Springfield will return to his native Australia for his first headline tour in 20 years. He will finish the year with more “Stripped Down” shows.

In 2013 Springfield teamed up with Dave Grohl on Grohl’s multi-faceted passion project, Sound City, which encompassed a documentary (Sound City), an album (Sound City: Real to Reel), and the Sound City Players tour, a string of critically-acclaimed shows with fellow documentary subjects including Stevie Nicks, Trent Reznor, John Fogerty, and Lee Ving among others. The Sound City: Real to Reel CD won the 2014 Grammy® for Best Compilation Soundtrack.

In October 2012 Springfield released “Songs for the End of the World” his 17th studio record, a collaboration with songwriter Matt Bissonette. “Songs for the End of the World” addresses the need to be consoled and cherished in an age of anxiety about the future of the planet. Filled with personal lyrics and giant hooks, it’s a pop/rock tour de force.

In the early 70s, Springfield already had a handful of hit records in his native Australia. Once he immigrated to the United States, he resorted to acting, landing the role of Dr. Noah Drake on daytime television’s “General Hospital,” as a way of making ends meet until his musical career took off. And take off it did, with the 1981 success of “Working Class Dog” followed by “Success Hasn’t Spoiled Me Yet,” “Living in Oz,” “Hard to Hold” soundtrack and “Tao.” In addition to “General Hospital” Rick’s other notable TV roles include a four-episode arc on “Californication,” “Hawaii Five-O” and “Drop Dead Diva.”

Springfield’s current musical career renaissance can be traced back to the albums Shock/Denial/Anger/Acceptance (2004) and Venus in Overdrive (Ume, 2008), which entered the Billboard sales charts at No. 28, his highest debut in 20 years. In 2005, Sony Legacy’s released the retrospective double CD Written in Rock: The Rick Springfield Anthology.

Prior to his Walk of Fame ceremony, Touchtone will publish Springfield’s fiction debut, “Magnificent Vibration” on May 6th.

Springfield’s autobiography, “Late, Late at Night,” published by Simon & Schuster’s Touchstone imprint in 2010, enteredThe New York Times best-seller list at No. 13 and hit the Los Angeles Times and Publishers Weekly lists as well.  Rolling Stone named it one of the Top-25 rock autobiographies of all time. In the book, which he wrote himself, Springfield speaks frankly about the depression he’s battled throughout his life.

Rick Springfield has donated his name, time and talent to: Voices of Uganda, The Hoops for Life Foundation, The Humana Society, and is active in promoting animal rescue and adoption.

 

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Hollywood Chamber to Honor Sally Field with Star on Walk of Fame

Published April 24th, 2014

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AWARD WINNING ACTRESS SALLY FIELD TO CELEBRATE 50 YEAR CAREER WITH
STAR ON THE HOLLYWOOD WALK OF FAME

WHO:         Sally Field
                    Emcee: Hollywood Chamber of Commerce, President/CEO Leron Gubler

                    Guest speakers: TBA

WHAT:       2,524th Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame
                    in the Category of Motion Pictures

WHERE:    6767 Hollywood Boulevard
                    in front of Hollywood Wax Museum

WHEN:      Monday, May 5, 2014 at 11:30 a.m.

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

Hollywood Chamber to honor Sally Field with star on the Walk of Fame.

The Hollywood Chamber of Commerce will honor actress Sally Field with the 2,524th star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on Monday, May 5, 2014 at 6767 Hollywood Boulevard. “We are thrilled to be adding one of Hollywood’s all-time favorite actresses to the Hollywood Walk of Fame,” stated Ana Martinez, Producer of the Walk of Fame ceremonies. “Fans from around the world have been anxiously awaiting to see this star unveiled.”

Emcee Leron Gubler, President & CEO of the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce and guest speakers TBD will be on hand to help Field unveil the 2,524th star in the category of Motion Pictures at 6767 Hollywood Boulevard in front of Hollywood Wax Museum. The star ceremony will be streamed live exclusively on www.walkoffame.com.

Field has an amazing film background and will next appear in “The Amazing Spider-Man 2,” in which she reprises her role as Peter Parker’s Aunt May. The action-adventure will be released by Sony Pictures nationwide on May 2.

Born in Pasadena, California and raised in a show business family, her career span decades of fame and entertainment shows.

Field, a two-time Academy Award winner, most recently starred in Steven Spielberg’s critically acclaimed “Lincoln” as Mary Todd for which she won the New York Film Critics award for best supporting actress and was also nominated for a Golden Globe, Screen Actors Guild, Critics Choice, BAFTA and Academy Award. Field previously won Academy Awards for her performances in Robert Benton’s “Places in the Heart,” for which she also received a Golden Globe, and Martin Ritt’s “Norma Rae,” for which she received a Golden Globe, along with the New York Film Critics prize, the National Board of Review Award, the Los Angeles Film Critics Award, the National Society of Film Critics honor and Best Actress at the Cannes Film Festival.

Field has also received Golden Globe nominations for her work in “Smokey and the Bandit,” “Absence of Malice,” “Kiss Me Goodbye,” “Steel Magnolias” and “Forrest Gump.” Her many film credits include “An Eye for An Eye,” “Mrs. Doubtfire,” “Soapdish,” “Not Without My Daughter,” “The End,” “Hooper,” “Stay Hungry” - her first major film role, as well as “Punchline” and “Murphy’s Romance,” both of which were produced by her production company, Fogwood Films.

 Prior to her film career she began in her work in Television in 1964 in the television series “Gidget.” She went on to star in the “The Flying Nun” in 1967. She starred in three television series by the age of twenty-five. She received Emmy Awards for her title role in the landmark miniseries “Sybil,” and for her performance on “ER.” She also received Emmy nominations for her role in Showtime’s “A Cooler Climate” and the NBC miniseries “A Woman of Independent Means” which she co-produced and for which she received a Golden Globe nomination. Field co-starred in the ABC series drama “Brothers & Sisters” from 2006 to 2011 and for her role as Nora Walker, Field received a Screen Actors Guild Award and an Emmy Award as well as two Golden Globe nominations.

Field made her directorial debut in 1996 with the ABC telefilm “The Christmas Tree” which she co-wrote and starred Julie Harris.  She directed an episode of the HBO miniseries “From the Earth to the Moon,” and in 2000 made her feature film directorial debut with “Beautiful” starring Minnie Driver.

In 2002, Field made her Broadway debut in Edward Albee’s “The Goat” and in 2004, received rave reviews for her role as Amanda in Tennessee Williams’ “The Glass Menagerie” at The Kennedy Center.

Field is very involved with philanthropic work and has served on the Board of Directors of Vital Voices since 2002. She has also served on the Board of Directors of The Sundance Institute, from 1994 to 2010.

 

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Hollywood Chamber to Honor Giancarlo Esposito with Walk of Fame Star

Published April 17th, 2014

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GIANCARLO ESPOSITO TO BE HONORED WITH STAR ON THE HOLLYWOOD WALK OF FAME

 

WHO:         Giancarlo Esposito
                    Emcee: Hollywood Chamber of Commerce, President/CEO Leron Gubler

                    Guest speakers: TBA

WHAT:       2,523rd Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame
                    in the Category of Television

WHERE:    6351 Hollywood Boulevard
                    across the street from Beso restaurant

WHEN:      Tuesday, April 29, 2014 at 11:30 a.m. PDT
Event will be live-streamed exclusively on www.walkoffame.com

Hollywood Chamber to honor Giancarlo Esposito with star on the Walk of Fame.

The Hollywood Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce that Giancarlo Esposito will be honored with the 2,523rd star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on Tuesday, April 29 at 11:30 a.m. PDT. “We are thrilled to have this triple threat on our Walk of Fame,” stated Hollywood Chamber of Commerce President Leron Gubler. “This talented actor, director, and producer continues to entertain fans, and his talent is a great fit on our sidewalk of immortalized stars!”

Emcee Leron Gubler, President & CEO of the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce and guest speakers TBA will be on hand to help Espositounveil the 2,523rd star in the category of Television at 6351 Hollywood Boulevard. The star ceremony will be streamed live exclusively on www.walkoffame.com.

Giancarlo Esposito is a celebrated television, film and stage actor whose acting career spans several decades.

Esposito is currently starring as Major Tom Neville — a former mild-mannered insurance agent-turned ruthless and cunning militia leader after the world inexplicably loses all sources of power — in the NBC drama series “Revolution.” From J.J. Abrams’ Bad Robot Productions and creator/executive producer Eric Kripke, the Warner Bros. Television–produced “Revolution” airs Wednesdays at 8/7c on NBC

Television audiences also know him well from his iconic portrayal of drug kingpin Gustavo ‘Gus’ Fring in AMC’s award-winning series “Breaking Bad,” for which he won the 2012 Critics Choice Award and also earned a 2012 Emmy® nomination.

In 2014, Esposito plans to direct and star in the independent historical drama “Patriotic Treason,” the story of abolitionist John Brown. Esposito will play Fredrick Douglass opposite four-time Academy Award® nominee Ed Harris.

Esposito has appeared in notable films such as “Rabbit Hole,” “The Usual Suspects,” “Smoke” and “The Last Holiday.” His performances in Spike Lee’s films “Do the Right Thing,” “Mo’ Better Blues,” “School Daze” and “Malcolm X” are among Esposito’s most memorable roles. Esposito’s other film credits include outstanding performances in “SherryBaby,” “Ali,” “Nothing to Lose,” “Waiting to Exhale,” “Bob Roberts,” “King of New York” and “The Cotton Club.” In 1995, Esposito was recognized for his incredible work in “Fresh” with a nomination for an Independent Spirit Award.

In 2007, through his production company, Quiet Hand Productions, Esposito made his feature directorial debut with the film “Gospel Hill.” He also co-starred in the film with Danny Glover, Angela Bassett, Julia Stiles, Taylor Kitsch and Samuel L. Jackson.  

This fascinating drama film won more than nine awards at various acclaimed film festivals. Quiet Hand Productions aspires to make conscious content” films that focus on the inspirational.   

Esposito’s many television credits include “Community,” “Once Upon a Time,” “Homicide: Life on the Street,” “Law & Order,” “Bakersfield PD,” “Touched by an Angel,” and “Kidnapped.”

Esposito is also well-known to theatre goers for his award-winning work on stage. He recently starred in Atlantic Theater Company’s world premiere of “Storefront Church,” written and directed by Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award® winner John Patrick Shanley. “Storefront Church” joins “Doubt” and “Defiance” to complete Shanley’s “Church and State” trilogy. Esposito has won two Obie Awards for “Zooman and The Sign” at the Negro Ensemble Company and “Distant Fires” at The Atlantic Theater Company, where he continues to perform and teach as a company member. His long list of Broadway credits includes “Sacrilege,” “Seesaw,” “Merrily We Roll Along, and “Lost In The Stars,” to name a few. He also co-starred on Broadway with James Earl Jones, Terrence Howard and Phylicia Rashad in Debbie Allen’s rendition of the great classic Tennessee Williams play “Cat on a Hot Tin Roof.”

Esposito is very involved in philanthropic work. He is also a proud board member of the Creative Coalition, an arts and advocacy group that champions the First Amendment. He also lends his support to such organizations as the Waterkeeper Alliance, Kids for Peace and World Merit USA, which advance the arts and education.

 

For more information and to view who shares a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, visit 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 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.

 

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Committee Now Accepting Walk Of Fame Nomination

Published April 14th, 2014

For Immediate Release: April 14, 2014
Media Contact: Ana Martinez
Producer, Hollywood Walk of Fame
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HOLLYWOOD WALK OF FAME
COMMITTEE NOW ACCEPTING WALK OF FAME NOMINATIONS FOR YEAR 2015

All Nomination Forms Must Be Submitted By Friday, May 30, 2014
To Be Considered In June Selection Meeting For 2015

 

HOLLYWOOD, CA --Hollywood Chamber of Commerce is now accepting nominations for the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Deadline for submission is on Friday, May 30, 2014 at 12 noon. No exceptions.  All nominations will be considered in the annual Walk of Fame Committee meeting to be held in June. The Walk of Fame Committee will make selections for the year 2015.

“We are constantly asked about the process. Nominating someone for a star is as simple as can be! All we ask for is a completed nomination application and a commitment to sponsor the star should their celebrity be selected. Anyone can nominate their favorite celebrity, including a fan,” said Ana Martinez, Producer of the Walk of Fame ceremonies. “Each year, we receive an average of 300 nominations. The Walk of Fame Committee will select an elite group of personalities to become our newest Walk of Famers and continue to help make Hollywood the most famous community in the world!”

Nomination applications can be obtained at www.walkoffame.com

Nomination Procedures: http://www.walkoffame.com/pages/nominations

Frequently Asked Questions: http://www.walkoffame.com/pages/faqs

Sample Nomination Form: http://www.walkoffame.com/media/walkoffamenomination.pdf

or by sending a self-addressed, stamped envelope to:
Walk of Fame Committee
c/o Ana Martinez, Hollywood Chamber of Commerce
7018 Hollywood Boulevard, 2nd Floor
Hollywood, CA 90028

The Walk of Fame categories include Motion Pictures, Television, Radio, Recording and Live Theatre/Live Performance.  The Walk of Fame Committee will select approximately 20-24 names for insertion into the world-famous Walk.

Whether nominating an individual or group, the sponsor must submit a photo, a bio and the nominee’s qualifications as well as a list of contributions to the community and civic-oriented participation. A letter of agreement from the nominee or his/her management must be included with the application.  Posthumous nominations have a five year waiting period.

The Hollywood Walk of Fame does not encourage or endorse online campaigns for fundraising for a star prior to selection. Such initiatives do not impact the selection process for a star on the Walk of Fame. The committee does not accept signatures, phone calls, e-mails, or any form of written or online petitions for a nomination. Beware of all online petitions that collect your email address to no avail. Only official Walk of Fame applications are accepted. “We encourage that you read and fully understand the nomination and selection process on our website www.walkoffame.com,” said Martinez.

New selections will be announced in June. See www.walkoffame.com for updates.

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Hollywood Chamber to honor Tavis Smiley with Hollywood Walk of Fame Star

Published April 8th, 2014

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For Immediate Release: April 7, 2014
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TELEVISION PERSONALITY TAVIS SMILEY TO BE HONORED WITH
STAR ON THE HOLLYWOOD WALK OF FAME

 

WHO:         Tavis Smiley
                    Emcee: Hollywood Chamber of Commerce, President/CEO Leron Gubler

                    Guest speakers: Larry King and Jay Leno

WHAT:       2,522nd Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame
                    in the Category of Television

WHERE:    6270 Hollywood Boulevard 
                    near the famous corner of Hollywood & Vine

WHEN:      Thursday, April 24, 2014 at 11:30 a.m. PDT

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

Hollywood Chamber to honor Tavis Smiley with star on the Walk of Fame.

The Hollywood Chamber of Commerce is proud to announce that television personality Tavis Smiley will be honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on Thursday, April 24, 2014 near the famous corner of Hollywood & Vine.

“Tavis Smiley is an inspiration to our generation and future leaders. He continues to deliver entertainment, advocacy and politics with his honest conversations,” said Leron Gubler, President & CEO of the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce. “His fans will be glad to see Tavis join our Walk of Fame family.”

Emcee Leron Gubler, President & CEO of the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce and guest speakers Larry King and Jay Leno will be on hand to unveil the star for Smiley, the 2,522nd star in the category of Television at 6270 Hollywood Boulevard. The star ceremony will be streamed live exclusively on www.walkoffame.com.

Smiley was born in Gulfport, Mississippi. His family later moved to Indiana and he went on to attend Indiana University. Subsequently, he moved to Los Angeles to serve under Mayor Tom Bradley before venturing into broadcast media.

From his celebrated conversations with world figures to his work to inspire the next generation of leaders, Smiley — broadcaster, author, publisher, advocate, entrepreneur and philanthropist — has emerged as an outstanding voice for change. He is currently the host of the late-night television talk show Tavis Smiley on PBS, as well as The Tavis Smiley Show from Public Radio International (PRI).

In addition to his radio and television work, Smiley has written 16 books. His memoir, What I Know for Sure: My Story of Growing Up in America, became a New York Times best seller, and the book he edited, Covenant with Black America, became the first non-fiction book by a Black-owned publisher to reach No. 1 on The New York Times best-sellers list. He also co-wrote the New York Times best seller, The Rich and the Rest of Us: A Poverty Manifesto. His forthcoming book, to be published in September 2014, is Death of a King: The Real Story of the Last Year in the Life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Smiley was the presenter and creative force behind AMERICA I AM: The African American Imprint. This unprecedented traveling museum exhibition, which debuted in January 2009, toured the United States for four years, celebrating the extraordinary impact of African American contributions to the U.S. and the world, as delivered through rare artifacts, memorabilia and multimedia. Many of the artifacts Smiley discovered and displayed during the AMERICA I AM tour are now on permanent display at the Smithsonian Institution.

Smiley’s most gratifying accomplishments are rooted in his commitment to champion human rights and empowerment issues, and in his passion to inspire the next generation of leaders. Since its inception, the Tavis Smiley Foundation has provided leadership training and development for more than 6,500 young people through ‘Youth to Leaders’ training workshops and conferences. Expanding upon Smiley’s pervious anti-poverty work, the Foundation recently launched Ending Poverty: America’s Silent Spaces, a four-year national initiative to examine barriers and identify solutions to reduce hardship among our most vulnerable citizens. As part of the initiative, Smiley will embark on a series of town halls across the country, beginning June 26th in Los Angeles.

Smiley is CEO of The Smiley Group, Inc., which serves as the holding company for various enterprises encompassing broadcast and print media, lectures, symposiums, book publishing, and digital platforms.

His achievements have earned him numerous awards and honorary doctorate degrees, including one from his alma mater, Indiana University. In 2009, Indiana University named the atrium of its School of Public and Environmental Affairs building “The Tavis Smiley Atrium.” Smiley is also the recipient of the prestigious Du Bois Medal from Harvard University, and the 2009 Interdependence Day Prize from Demos in Istanbul, Turkey. TIME magazine has named Smiley one of “The World’s 100 Most Influential People.”

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