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Germantown's Rollins accepts award

Mar 02, 2011 11:42 pm

Video from The White House shows President Obama awarding the 2010 National Medal of Arts and National Humanities Medal to Germantown's Sonny Rollins and others in a ceremony at the White House Wednesday. A military aide introduced Rollins at the ceremony this way:
"The 2010 National Medal of Arts to Sonny Rollins for his contributions to American jazz music. Widely recognized as one of the most important and influential jazz musicians of the post-bebop era, Mr. Rollins’ melodic sensibilities, playing style, and solos have delighted audiences and influenced generations of musicians for over 50 years."