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10
Jul
13

Night Owl Chat – National Medal of Arts and Humanities

Our wonderful UTAustinLiberal highlighted this year’s awarding of the National Medal of Arts and Humanities to Americans of diverse fields of achievement in the arts. Her post is here. (I link because I started to type out all the recipients, and I quickly realized how silly that was.)

For tonight’s night owl chat, a bit of music and more from some of our luminaries.

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Herb Alpert – “A Taste of Honey”

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Allen Toussaint – “Yes We Can”

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10
Jul
13

National Medal Of Arts And Humanities Awards

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President Barack Obama shakes hands with 2012 National Medal of Arts recipient Allen Toussaint for his contributions as a composer, producer, and performer, during a ceremony in the East Room of the White House

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Broadway World: Earlier today, President Barack Obama presented the National Medal of Arts in conjunction with the National Humanities Medals. The medals were presented by the President during an East Room ceremony at the White House. The National Medal of Arts is a White House initiative managed by the National Endowment for the Arts. Each year, the NEA organizes and oversees the National Medal of Arts nomination process and notifies the artists of their selection to receive a medal, the nation’s highest honor for artistic excellence.

More here

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First Lady Michelle Obama applauds award recipients after President Barack Obama awarded the 2012 National Medals of Art and National Humanities Medals

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President Barack Obama hugs screenwriter Tony Kushner before awarding him the 2012 National Medal of Arts

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President Barack Obama awards the 2012 National Medal of Arts to author Ernest Gaines

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President Barack Obama presents a 2012 National Humanities Medal to American actress, playwright, and professor, Anna Deavere Smith

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