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PostPosted: Fri February 26th, 2010, 12:09 GMT 
From the New York Times blog of Dave Itzkoff, which announces Dylan as one of the winners, "National Medal of Arts Winners Include Bob Dylan, Clint Eastwood..."

first sentence:

"The White House continues to pay tribute to Bob Dylan in every way it knows how..........whether or not Mr. Dylan is there to receive the honor."

Managed by the National Endowment of the Arts, other winners of the medal this year (which were presented to all attendees at the White House except absent winners Bob Dylan and Clint Eastwood.....):

Milton Glaser
Maya Lin
Rita Moreno
Jessye Norman
Frank Stella
Michael Tilson Thomas
John Williams
Joseph A. Riley

My comment: Glad I voted for a President who seems so intent on honoring Bob!


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PostPosted: Fri February 26th, 2010, 12:53 GMT 
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It's interesting that both milton Glaser and Bob Dylan are on that list when Glaser is the artist who did this iconic poster so many years ago:
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PostPosted: Fri February 26th, 2010, 13:31 GMT 
Back in the 1970s, Milton Glaser was a guest on the Dick Cavett show and when asked about the poster, Glaser professed astonishment at how ubiquitous it became. His best example: he took a vacation to what was at the time a remote country in Africa. In a village, a local invited Glaser into his home and there hanging on the wall was the Dylan poster. The local did not even own a radio!


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PostPosted: Fri February 26th, 2010, 13:49 GMT 
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They just rereleased a signed version of that poster. It's one of my favorite Dylan related memorabilia from that time period. My sisters bought the album when it first came out and I got the poster. It's really become an iconic image.


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PostPosted: Fri February 26th, 2010, 14:40 GMT 

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Milton Glaser poster reversed ! >

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PostPosted: Fri February 26th, 2010, 14:44 GMT 
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PostPosted: Fri February 26th, 2010, 18:59 GMT 
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stewART wrote:
Milton Glaser poster reversed ! >

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Wow, if you just took the outline, that really is pretty close!


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PostPosted: Fri February 26th, 2010, 19:44 GMT 
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How many honors has Bob received from previous presidents? I remember in last year's Rolling Stone article he said Governor George W. Bush made him an "honorary Texan," whatever that means. Did President Clinton give any honors (other than that opportunity to perform that horrible version of "Chimes of Freedom" at the inauguration)???


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PostPosted: Fri February 26th, 2010, 20:36 GMT 
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shitjoy wrote:
How many honors has Bob received from previous presidents? I remember in last year's Rolling Stone article he said Governor George W. Bush made him an "honorary Texan," whatever that means. Did President Clinton give any honors (other than that opportunity to perform that horrible version of "Chimes of Freedom" at the inauguration)???


I believe George Washington was the first.


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