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Dave Brubeck, Quincy Jones Inducted Into California Hall of Fame

Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger and First Lady Maria Shriver have announced the 2008 inductees to the California Museum’s California Hall of Fame. Among the inductees are legendary Jazz pianist Dave Brubeck (pictured) and producer/musician Quincy Jones.

“The California Hall of Fame reflects the diversity of this great state,” stated Claudia French, Executive Director of the Museum. “Only in California and only at the California Museum will Dave Brubeck meet Alice Waters, who will introduce Jack LaLanne and Jack Nicholson.”

The California Hall of Fame induction ceremony will take place on Monday, December 15 at the California Museum in Sacramento. The ceremony will be followed by a reception and unveiling of the new exhibit installation, featuring artifacts and mementos personally loaned by the inductees, their families and organizations, including many items that have never been exhibited before. All living inductees and family of posthumous inductees are scheduled to participate in the presentation of the Spirit of California medals by the Governor and First Lady.

“To be inducted into the California Hall of Fame humbles me beyond words,” said Quincy Jones. “I have had the pleasure of calling California my home for more than 40 years and having traveled all over the world, I can say without hesitation that there is no state or region that can compare to the beauty or diversity of cultures represented in California.”

Visit the California Museum website, California for more information, to watch videos and to access images and biographies of each of the candidates.

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