Thursday, April 14, 2011

Renée Fleming Receives Fulbright Lifetime Achievement Award

"Tony Award winner John Lithgow, opera star Renee Fleming and graphic designer Milton Glaser will each receive the 2011 Fulbright Lifetime Achievement Medal April 13 in New York City. The Fulbright Association will honor the recipients at the New York Public Library Stephen A. Schwarzman Building at 8:30 PM. Emmy Award-winning actress Christine Baranski, journalist Ken Auletta, Lincoln Center Theater artistic director André Bishop, U.S. assistant secretary of state for educational and cultural affairs Ann Stock and Fulbright Association president Patricia A. Krebs will be speakers at the ceremony. The Fulbright Lifetime Achievement Medal honors Fulbright alumni whose distinguished careers and civic and cultural contributions have sought to expand the boundaries of human wisdom, empathy and perception. Recipients of the Medal show exemplary commitments to creative leadership and liberal education. Fleming is a celebrated opera singer and performed at the 2006 Nobel Peace Prize ceremony, during the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing, and at the “We Are One” inaugural celebration for President Obama in 2009." [Source]

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