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Paul Allen, Microsoft co-founder, honored for arts philanthropy
Paul Allen, Microsoft co-founder, honored for arts philanthropy

Paul Allen, a co-founder of Microsoft with Bill Gates, is being honored for his cultural philanthropy at this year's annual National Arts Awards. The list of honorees also includes stage actor Brian Stokes Mitchell, artist James Rosenquist, singer Josh Groban and arts patron Lin Arison.The awards are scheduled to be handed out Oct. 15 at a benefit ceremony in New York. Allen's support of the arts is made through the Paul G. Allen Family Foundation, which issues grants to groups in the Pacific Northwest.This year's ceremony is being chaired by Maria Bell, the writer and arts patron whose husband is William Bell Jr. Bell serves as a board co-chair of the Museum of Contemporary Art in...

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