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National Medal of Arts to go to Morgan Freeman, Philip Glass, Luis Valdez

National Medal of Arts to go to Morgan Freeman, Philip Glass, Luis Valdez

Actor Morgan Freeman, composer Philip Glass and “Zoot Suit” playwright Luis Valdez will be among the 12 recipients of the National Medal of Arts, the highest award given to artists and arts patrons by the U.S. government. 

President Obama is scheduled to attend the annual ceremony, set to take place at the White House on Sept. 22. 

The other honorees this year are filmmaker Mel Brooks, Broadway actress Audra McDonald, Motown musician Berry Gordy, dancer Ralph Lemon, playwright-director Moises Kaufman, painter Jack Whitten, musician Santiago Jiménez Jr. and author Sandra Cisneros. The Eugene O’Neill Theater Center in...

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