Friday, January 13, 2006

Mayor Presented With Lifetime Achievement Award at Arts Gala in Washington, DC USA

Congratulations to the Winners of the 2006 Mayor's Arts Awards and to Mayor Anthony Williams for his Lifetime Achivement Award in support of the arts.

January 13, 2006
Press Release

(Washington, DC) The DC Commission on the Arts & Humanities presented Mayor Anthony A. Williams with a Lifetime Achievement Award for his steadfast support of arts and culture at the 21st Annual Mayor's Arts Awards Gala, Monday, January 9, 2006 at 6 pm at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts' Concert Hall. The gala ceremony annually honors the finest artists, arts organizations and arts patrons in DC with a public ceremony at the Kennedy Center featuring award presentations, dance, music and poetry performances.

In honor of their dedication to the city's cultural community, Special Recognition awards were presented to WPFW radio personalities Rusty Hassan and Von Martin for their commitment to Washington radio and Publisher/CEO of The Washington Post Boisfeuillet "Bo" Jones for the newspaper's coverage of cultural events in DC. Below is a full list with the award category and this year's recipients:

2006 Mayor's Arts Awards, Washington, DC USA

Excellence in an Artistic Discipline
Frederick Strother
Maida Wither Dance Construction Company

Outstanding Emerging Artist
Anu Yadav

Excellence in Service to the Arts
Rebecca Read Medrano

Outstanding Contribution to Arts Education
Step Afrika!

Young Playwrights' Theater
Innovation in the Arts
City Dance Ensemble

Superintendent's Arts Teacher of the Year Award
Elementary School Level
Laurie Siegel, Watkins Elementary School

Superintendent's Arts Teacher of the Year Award
Middle School Level
Michelle Fowlin-Parker, Alice Deal Junior High School

Superintendent's Arts Teacher of the Year Award
High School Level
Tafari Wald, Ballou Senior High School

Lifetime Achievement Award Mayor Anthony A. Williams

Special Recognition Award
Rusty Hassan
Von Martin
Boisfeuillet "Bo" Jones

For more information, call (202) 724-5613
DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities.

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