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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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At the Mike with the NEA Jazz Masters

January 4, 2012 Text and photo by Paulette Beete; podcasts by Josephine Reed An outtake from the photo shoot before the 2011 NEA Jazz Masters Ceremony and Concert: Back Row (l-r): Gunther Schuller, Ron Carter, Delfeayo Marsalis, David Baker, Branford Marsalis, Dan Morgenstern, Hubert Laws, Phil Wood, Ahmad Jamal, Muhal Richard Abrams, NEA Chair Rocco […]

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