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Oliver Lake Receives Mellon Living Legacy Jazz Award This Fall

For Washingtonians, the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts is a mecca of dance, theater and song and a permanent fixture in the nation’s capital. For jazz saxophonist Oliver Lake (pictured), the Kennedy Center is not only Washington’s premier home of the arts but also the venue where Lake will receive the Mellon Jazz 2006 Living Legacy Award this fall.

Lake, who is not only a noted musician but also a poet, painter and performance artist, will be honored in a special ceremony Oct. 13 by the Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation for his diverse musical accomplishments.

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