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Wed March 2, 2011
NEA Honors Sonny Rollins, Quincy Jones
Today at the White House, President Obama will present the National Medal of Arts to ten creative Americans, including Sonny Rollins and Quincy Jones.
"I'm very happy that jazz, the greatest American music, is being recognized through this honor, and I'm grateful to accept this award on behalf of the gods of our music," Rollins said of the award.
Other honorees include author Harper Lee (To Kill A Mockingbird), actress Meryl Streep and singer/songwriter James Taylor.
Watch the ceremony today at 10:45am PT (1:45pm ET) at www.whitehouse.gov/live