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President Trump Awards National Medals for Arts and Humanities

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President Trump Awards National Medals for Arts and Humanities


On Wednesday, President Donald Trump awarded the National Medal of Arts and National Humanities Medal to several outstanding individuals. Five National Medal of Arts and three National Humanities Medals were granted. In relation to music, 90-year-old Mary Costa was decorated “for her extraordinary talent, inspiration, and contribution to the operatic arts. Her stellar career includes performances in 38 operatic roles,” said the White House in a press release. Mary Costa is an American operatic singer and an actress, best known for her vocal interpretation of 1959 Disney’s “Sleeping Beauty.” Ricky Skaggs and Toby Keith were awarded the medal for their contributions to the American music industry. Photojournalist Nick Ut was decorated for his work on wartime photography. For preserving and expanding the National Gallery of Art, Earl Powell was awarded the National Medal of Arts. The other awardees of the medal are O. James Lighthizer for preserving Civil War battlefield historic sites; Kay …

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