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Ronstadt, Katzenberg Among Those Honored by Obama

Updated: 07/28/2014 12:20 PM
Created: 07/28/2014 12:19 PM WDIO.com

WASHINGTON (AP) - Singer Linda Ronstadt, DreamWorks Animation chief Jeffrey Katzenberg and public radio host Diane Rehm are among those being honored at the White House for their contributions to arts and humanities.

President Barack Obama is awarding the 2013 National Medal of Arts and National Humanities Medal to 22 recipients in an East Room ceremony Monday. First lady Michelle Obama also plans to attend.

The National Medal of Arts was established by Congress in 1984 as the nation's highest award given to artists and their patrons. The National Humanities Medal was created in in 1997 to honor those who have deepened the nation's understanding of the humanities in fields including history, literature, languages and philosophy.

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