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2012 National Medal of Arts Recipients Announced

Alpert, Toussaint among awardees

Herb Alpert at the Bass Performance Hall in Fort Worth, Texas 2000
Renee Fleming
Allen Toussaint

The White House announced today the 2012 National Medal of Arts and National Humanities Medal recipients. Among the Arts medalists are trumpeter Herb Alpert, singer-pianist-composer-producer Allen Toussaint and the versatile soprano Renée Fleming.

The awardees will receive their medals from President Obama, at a ceremony in the White House’s East Room on July 10.

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