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George Wein Wins Arts Presenters Award

Newport Jazz Festival founder honored for his achievements in the performing arts

Duke Ellington, Erroll Garner, and George Wein c/o George & Joyce Wein Collection

The Association of Performing Arts Presenters has announced its 2012 Annual APAP Awards recipients, including George Wein, the legendary founder of the Newport Jazz Festival and Newport Folk Festival. The organization honors persons whose service to the performing arts has had a significant impact on the industry and on communities worldwide. The winners will be honored at a luncheon on Jan. 9, at the Hilton New York in New York City. The event is part of APAP|NYC, the association’s annual conference and the world’s largest gathering of performing arts professionals.

Wein will be given APAP’s Award of Merit for Achievement in Performing Arts. This year’s other awardees are:

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