Crouch gets a star

LOS ANGELES: Grammy-winning gospel singer Andrae Crouch has claimed a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, calling the tribute “another open door to tell people about Jesus.” As the star was unveiled, Crouch’s gospel choir sang to a crowd of about 400. Crouch, 61, joins fellow gospel artists Mahalia Jackson and the Rev James Cleveland on the Walk of Fame. His was the 2,256th star awarded on the celebrity sidewalk. — AP