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Obama to Award National Medal of Arts, National Humanities Medal

Meryl Streep. Photo Courtesy - Frazer Harrison/Getty Images for AFI(WASHINGTON) -- On Wednesday President Obama will honor some of the most vibrant voices in American literature and music at the White House.

Obama will award the 2010 National Medal of Arts and National Humanities Medal to 20 recipients, such as musicians James Taylor, Quincy Jones and Van Cliburn.  Actress Meryl Streep and authors Philip Roth, Joyce Carol Oates, and Harper Lee will also be among those awarded for their contributions to the arts.

The complete list of the honorees is :

2010 National Medal of Arts

* Robert Brustein
* Van Cliburn
* Mark di Suvero
* Donald Hall
* Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival
* Quincy Jones
* Harper Lee
* Sonny Rollins
* Meryl Streep
* James Taylor

2010 National Humanities Medal

* Daniel Aaron
* Bernard Bailyn
* Jacques Barzun
* Wendell E. Berry
* Roberto González Echevarría
* Stanley Nider Katz
* Joyce Carol Oates
* Arnold Rampersad
* Philip Roth
* Gordon Wood´╗┐

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