from NPR:

At a short ceremony at the White House today, President Barack Obama presented 20 people with the 2010 National Medal of Arts or the National Humanities Medal. The Arts honorees included Sonny Rollins, the venerated saxophonist, and Quincy Jones, the composer/arranger/producer whose musical roots in jazz are deep.

The National Medal of Arts is the highest award given to artists and arts patrons by the United States Government.

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