Bruce Springsteen Receives US National Medal Of Arts
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Bruce Springsteen receives the US National Medal Of Arts during a ceremony at The White House on March 21.
The Boss was awarded and recognized as “one of our greatest performers and storytellers, Bruce Springsteen’s music celebrates our triumphs, heals our wounds, and gives us hope, capturing the unyielding spirit of what it means to be American.”
Awarded by the President of the United States as the highest honor given to artists and arts patrons by the United States government to individuals or groups who “…are deserving of special recognition by reason of their outstanding contributions to the excellence, growth, support and availability of the arts in the United States.”
Other recipients of the 2021 National Medal of Arts include Judith Francisca Baca, Fred Eychaner, Jose Feliciano, Mindy Kaling, Gladys Knight, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Antonio Martorell-Cardona, Joan Shigekawa, Vera Wang, The Billie Holiday Theatre, and The International Association of Blacks in Dance.
The National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) Chair Maria Rosario Jackson, PhD, stated:
“The National Medal of Arts recipients have helped to define and enrich our nation’s cultural legacy through their life long passionate commitment.
“We are a better nation because of their contributions. Their work helps us see the world in different ways. It inspires us to reach our full potential and recognize our common humanity. I join the President in congratulating and thanking them.”