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Grammy telecast chief Ken Ehrlich to receive Walk of Fame star

Longtime Grammy Awards executive producer Ken Ehrlich is next in line to get a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in recognition of his extensive history of bringing pop music and television together.

Ehrlich will receive the 2,541st star on the Walk of Fame on Wednesday at 11:30 a.m. during a ceremony scheduled to include appearances by musicians Stevie Wonder, John Legend and others.

“Ken Ehrlich’s magical productions have touched millions of people watching these shows around the world, and we are pleased to welcome him to our family of stars on Hollywood Walk of Fame,” Hollywood Chamber of Commerce president Leron Gubler said in a statement.

Best-known for his role overseeing the Grammy telecast for more than three decades, Ehrlich also has supervised telecasts of music specials from the White House and special events for the National Football League. He was executive producer for the Emmy-winning 50th anniversary tribute to the Beatles organized last year by CBS-TV and the Grammy Awards.

Ehrlich is known for bringing about on-screen collaborations by disparate artists during each year’s Grammy shows, such as his pairing of Eminem and Elton John or the duet between heavy metal band Metallica and classical pianist Lang Lang.

He also produced a 1988 HBO special saluting Vietnam vets, a special marking Nelson Mandela’s release from prison in South Africa in 1990 and a six-hour benefit special at Madison Square Garden in 2006 to raise money for victims of Hurricane Katrina along the Gulf Coast.

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