Central New Yorkers no longer need to go all the way to Hollywood's famous Chinese Theatre to see their favorite celebrities' handprints. The Turning Stone Resort & Casino launched its new Hands of Fame exhibit on Monday, which will memorialize musicians and other performers who come to the Verona, N.Y. entertainment venue. And the first handprint on display is none other than one of the Beatles.
Ringo Starr, who celebrates his 74th birthday today, created the inaugural handprint after his performance at the Turning Stone Event Center last month. "Turning Stone is incredibly excited and honored to launch our Hands of Fame display with the handprints of beloved rock and roll hero Ringo Starr," Oneida Indian Nation Representative Ray Halbritter said in a statement. "We look forward to seeing the collection grow and expand alongside Turning Stone Resort Casino for many years to come." Fans can now see Starr's handprint and (soon) other stars inside The GIG, the new rock club that opened last year with alongside other Exit 33 venues the Tin Rooster, Turquoise Tiger and Atrium Bar.