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President Bush Endorses Jazz; Smithsonian Honors Shaw

Back in December of 1987, Congress approved House Concurrent Resolution 57, designating jazz as “a rare and valuable national American treasure.”

Now nearly 16 years later, with passage in both the House of Representatives and Senate, President Bush has signed legislation endorsing the jazz art form, with special praise going to the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History, which established Jazz Appreciation Month (every April).

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