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Linda Ronstadt, Bill T. Jones to receive National Medal of Arts

Linda Ronstadt, Bill T. Jones to receive National Medal of Arts

A diverse roster of big names in the arts, literature and entertainment – including Linda Ronstadt, dancer-choreographer Bill T. Jones, author Maxine Hong Kingston, Broadway composer John Kander and L.A.-nurtured visual artist James Turrell -- will receive the National Medal of Arts from President Obama. The winners of the award, the nation’s top honor in the arts, were announced Tuesday along with generally less-famous winners of the National Humanities Medal, which recognizes career achievement in scholarship, cultural commentary, filmmaking and historic preservation. The president will confer the medals -- which technically are the selections for 2013 -- in a ceremony...

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