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Billy Joel to receive Gershwin Prize from Library of Congress
Billy Joel to receive Gershwin Prize from Library of Congress

The piano man. The entertainer. The stranger. Billy Joel has called himself a lot of things over the course of his long career; now he can add "the winner" to the list. The Library of Congress on Tuesday announced that Joel will receive the Gershwin Prize for Popular Song, an award meant to honor "living musical artists whose lifetime contributions in the field of popular song exemplify the standard of excellence associated with George and Ira Gershwin," according to a statement from the library. "Billy Joel is a storyteller of the highest order," said James H. Billington, the librarian of Congress, in the statement. "There is an intimacy to his...

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