National Medal of Arts

National Medal of Arts 2003

  • The television series Austin City Limits showcases an array of American music including blues, bluegrass, rock, folk, country, Latin, traditional,...

  • Photo of Beverly Cleary

    Children's author Beverly Cleary and her beloved characters, including Ramona Quimby, Henry Huggins, and Ribsy, have been enchanting children for...

  • Photo of Rafe Esquith

    Rafe Esquith has been a fifth grade teacher for 18 years at Hobart Boulevard Elementary School in Los Angeles. Esquith's...

  • Portrait of Suzanne Farrell

    Suzanne Farrell was one of ballet choreographer and director George
    Balanchine's most celebrated muses. During her 28 years...

  • Portrait of Buddy Guy

    Buddy Guy is an internationally renowned blues guitarist, singer, and showman who is considered the master of Chicago-style electric blues....

  • Portrait of Ron Howard

    Academy AwardÆ winning director Ron Howard has created critically acclaimed films ranging from comedies and special effects dramas, to biopics...

  • Mormon Tabernacle Choir

    The Mormon Tabernacle Choir is a renowned group of 360 singers who are all volunteers and members of the Church...

  • Portrait of Leonard Slatkin

    Internationally recognized as one of today's leading conductors, Leonard Slatkin is in his eighth season as Music Director of the...

  • Portrait of George Strait

    From George Strait's 1981 debut album, Strait Country, to his June 2003 release Honkytonkville, he has become one of the...

  • Portrait of Tommy Tune

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