Marvin Gaye, Chuck Brown, Ella Fitzgerald, James Brown Will Be Honored On DC’s New Walk of Fame
Chocolate City just got a little bit more bronze. Washington, D.C. has snagged a new $400,000 project to salute D.C.’s contributions to the African American performing arts. A Walk of Fame is being built leading up to the historic Howard Theatre.
This project will parallel the famous Hollywood Walk of Fame in the aspect that the attraction will be at our feet, but with a twist. Artists and contractors are placing bronze medallions and sculptures in a patterned .1 mile span leading up to the Howard Theatre. The medallions will be the faces of entertainers that have graced the Howard stage – including but not limited to Chuck Brown, Marvin Gaye, Ella Fitzgerald, James Brown, and Cab Calloway.
But surely this new attraction won’t garner the negative attention the Hollywood Walk of Fame has endured recently. Donald Trump’s star has been defaced so many times by activists that the West Hollywood City Council passed a unanimous vote to remove his star.
Written by Miata Shanay