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Posted on: July 26, 2021

[ARCHIVED] Walk of Fame Medallions To Be Unveiled

WS Walk of Fame

City residents are invited to the unveiling ceremony for the 2020 and 2021 additions to the Winston-Salem Arts, Culture, and Entertainment Memorial Walk of Fame at the Benton Convention Center at 10:30 a.m. Friday, July 30. The unveiling will be held on the Cherry Street sidewalk of the Benton Convention Center, 301 W. Fifth St.

The Walk of Fame honors deceased Winston-Salem residents who made a significant contribution in music, dance, theater, writing, visual arts, motion pictures, television, or radio. Honorees lived in Winston-Salem for at least 5 years, exhibited sustained excellence in their field for at least five years and made distinguished contributions to the community. Each honoree is recognized with a bronze medallion embedded in the sidewalk outside the convention center. 

The 2020 honorees are Maya Angelou (author, poet, actress), George Lee (radio personality and actor), John S. Mueller (musician), Penelope Niven (author) and Alvin “AC” Stowe (radio personality).

The 2021 honorees are Earline King (sculptor), Joseph Wallace King (painter), John Ehle (author), Sam Moss (musician) and Stuart Scott (television personality).

The unveiling will be preceded by a private program at 10 a.m. for the families of the honorees. Both the private program and the unveiling will be streamed live at CityofWS.org/YouTube.

Nominations for the Walk of Fame are accepted once a year and reviewed by the city’s 

Arts, Culture, and Entertainment Memorial Walk of Fame Nominating Committee, a diverse panel of citizens representing various

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