The National Medal of Arts will be awarded to Johnny Cash, Kirk Douglas, Yo-Yo Ma, the Alvin Ailey Dance Foundation, writer Rudolfo Anaya,
painter Helen Frankenthaler, choreographer Judith Jamison and
producer-director-comedian Mike Nichols. The arts medal was
established in 1984.
Grammy Awards To Return To New York
After four years, the Grammy Awards are about to return to New York City. Although there is no official word yet, the New York Daily News reports that there will be a "major announcement" about the Grammy Awards for next February on April 3 at Madison Square Garden.
The Grammy Awards left New York four years ago in a huff and puff over a dispute with then Mayor Rudolph Giuliani, who said "the heck with the Grammys." New Mayor Michael Bloomberg has had an open door policy for the return of the Grammy Awards to the Big Apple.