Bruce Springsteen, Gladys Knight, and Jose Feliciano have been introduced as recipients of the Nationwide Medals of Arts, based on a White Home press launch. President Joseph R. Biden Jr. will award them the trophies tomorrow (March 21) at 4:30 p.m. EST on the White Home alongside fellow recipients Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Mindy Kaling, and Vera Wang, amongst others. The occasion will probably be stay streamed on the White Home’s web site.
“The Nationwide Medal of Arts recipients have helped to outline and enrich our nation’s cultural legacy by way of their life lengthy passionate dedication,” mentioned Nationwide Endowment for the Arts chair Maria Rosario Jackson. “We’re a greater nation due to their contributions. Their work helps us see the world in several methods. It conjures up us to achieve our full potential and acknowledge our widespread humanity. I be a part of the President in congratulating and thanking them.”
Additionally receiving 2021 Nationwide Medals of Arts are Judith Francisca Baca, Fred Eychaner, Antonio Martorell-Cardona, Joan Shigekawa, the Billie Vacation Theatre, and the Worldwide Affiliation of Blacks in Dance.
Final yr, Gladys Knight was an honoree on the forty fifth Kennedy Heart Honors for lifetime creative achievements. Again in 2016, Springsteen obtained a Presidential Medal of Freedom, the nation’s highest civilian honor, from President Barack Obama.
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