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Meryl Streep, James Taylor among U.S. cultural medalists

Meryl Streep, James Taylor among U.S. cultural medalists

President Obama honored 20 artists, scholars and writers — from James Taylor to Quincy Jones, from Philip Roth to Joyce Carol Oates— in a salute to the arts and humanities that embraced both celebrity and quiet achievement.

"One of the great joys of being president is getting a chance to pay tribute to the artists and authors, poets and performers who have touched our hearts and opened our minds," Obama said, adding with a knowing look, "or in the case of Quincy Jones and James Taylor, set the mood."

Read the full article @ USA Today.

#1 Dean 2011-03-04 05:20
Great news! I love the very cool shout out to Sonny Rollins in the full article.

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