ACCLAIMED DOCUMENTARY FILMMAKER KEN BURNS SELECTED AS 2016 TOURNAMENT OF ROSES® GRAND MARSHAL
PASADENA, Calif. (November 10, 2015) – Award-winning filmmaker Ken Burns, who has directed and produced some of the most admired documentaries about the history of the United States, was announced today as the 2016 Tournament of Roses Grand Marshal. Throughout his almost 40-year career making documentary films, Burns, age 62, has been honored with countless awards, including 14 Emmy® Awards, two Grammy® Awards and two Oscar® nominations. Burns will ride in the 127th Rose Parade® presented by Honda, themed “Find Your Adventure” on January 1, 2016.
Tournament of Roses President, Mike Matthiessen, made the announcement at a public event at Tournament House in Pasadena, during which the 2016 Grand Marshal was revealed through a celebratory documentary video created by Burns -- http://youtu.be/eUoebRg5_p8.
TOURNAMENT OF ROSES®ANNOUNCES 2016 ROSE QUEEN® ERIKA KAREN WINTER
PASADENA, Calif. (Oct. 23, 2015) - The Tournament of Roses today named Erika Karen Winter as the 98th Rose Queen in an official ceremony at the Pasadena Convention Center. Presented by Citizens Business Bank, the announcement concludes a month-long process that began with more than 900 Pasadena-area young women who participated in the Royal Court tryouts. The ceremony was emceed by KTLA Rose Parade® host and television personality, Stephanie Edwards, who will conclude her 35-year run as co-host for the KTLA Rose Parade broadcast with the 127th Rose Parade presented by Honda, themed “Find Your Adventure.”
Rose Queen Erika and the Royal Court will make as many as 100 community and media appearances, culminating with the 127th Rose Parade presented by Honda and the 102nd Rose Bowl Game® presented by Northwestern Mutual on New Year’s Day.