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  • Singer and Songwriter James Taylor receives the 2010 National Medal of Arts from President Barack Obama

    James Taylor is the quintessential singer/songwriter. His warm baritone is among the most recognized voices in popular music...

  • President George W. and Laura Bush with Twyla Tharp

    Citation: In recognition of her revolutionary contributions to American dance -- combining classical discipline and ballet technique with modern dance...

  • Mel Tillis famously overcame a stutter to develop his iconic style, both poetic and down-to-earth. Having written over 1,000 songs...

  • Michael Tilson Thomas is a conductor, pianist, and composer. He is currently music director of the San Francisco Symphony and...

  • The 2007 National Medal of Arts was awarded to painter George Tooker and presented by President Bush on November 15, 2007 in an East Room ceremony

    George Tooker is considered one of the America’s preeminent painters. Initially a leading artist in the American Magic Realism movement,...

  • Toussaint receiving his medal form President Obama.

    Allen Toussaint is recognized for his contributions as a composer,
    producer, and performer. Born and raised in New Orleans,...

  • Portrait of Tommy Tune

    Tommy Tune, the six foot six tap dancer, choreographer, musical director, and actor is the recipient of nine Tony Awards...