City Unveils Memorial Walk of Fame
The city unveiled the new Arts, Culture, and Entertainment Memorial Walk of Fame at the Benton Convention Center during a ceremony July 26. Inaugural honorees are The "5" Royales (musicians and recording artists), John Iuele (musician and conductor), Larry Leon Hamlin (actor, director, playwright and theatre producer), R. Philip Hanes Jr. (arts patron and philanthropist), William S. Scales (film producer, theater owner & impresario), Chris Murrell (singer and recording artist), Robert L. Wise Sr. (radio evangelist), Doris Pardington (director and theatre company manager), John Henry Heath, (singer and actor) and Norman Johnson (musician, conductor and opera director). 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 five 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 brass medallion embedded in the sidewalk outside the convention center. READ MORE. VIEW PHOTOS.