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President Barack Obama

Text by David Remnick Photos by Ralph Alswang Herb Albert receives the National Medal of Arts from President Barack Obama. David Remnick, editor of the New Yorker, delivered the keynote address at the dinner hosted by the President's Committee on the Arts and the Humanities to celebrate the...
Thanks to some camera work by my wife Debby, I was able to get a photo with Mel Tillis, one of my musical heroes! Photo by Debby Landesman Earlier this week we honored the eight recipients of the 2011 National Medal of the Arts (and the nine National Humanities Medalists ). We kicked off the...