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Congratulations to 2011 National Medal of Arts Honorees. Nominate now for 2012!

President Obama and Al Pacino at the National Medal of Arts Ceremony in the White House, Washington, DC

Monday, February 13, winners of the National Medal of Arts and National Humanities Medal for 2011 convened in the East Room of the White House with President and First Lady Obama. Since 1984, the National Medal of the Arts has been awarded to American citizens “based on their contributions to the creation, growth, and support of the arts in the United States.” Includes highlights from President Obama’s speech…

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Postcard from the National Medal of Arts Ceremony

February 15, 2012 by Rocco Landesman Thanks to some camera work by my wife Debby, I was able to get a photo with Mel Tillis, one of my musical heroes! Photo by Debby Landesman Earlier this week we honored the eight recipients of the 2011 National Medal of the Arts (and the nine National Humanities […]

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Out of the mouths of medalists….

February 13, 2012 2009 National Medal of Arts recipient and singer/dancer/actor Rita Moreno receives her medal from President Barack Obama at an East Room ceremony at the White House on February 25, 2010. Photo by Richard Frasier. This afternoon President Obama will award the 2011 National Medal of Arts to seven individuals and one organization […]

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