Followup: Ralph Stanley at the White House

Ralp Stanley at the White HouseHere is a photo taken during the presentation ceremony for the National Medal Of Arts at the White House yesterday. Ralph Stanley was one of the recipients, and he is pictured next to President Bush.

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Pictured from left, they are: Ben Jaffe and his mother Sandra Jaffe, director and co-founder of the Preservation Hall Jazz Band; Literary Translator Gregory Rabassa; Dancer Cyd Charisse; Photographer Roy DeCarava; Industrial Designer Viktor Schreckengost; Mrs. Laura Bush; Musician Dr. Ralph Stanley; President George Bush; Arts patron Billie Holladay; Composer William Bolcom; Interlochen Center for the Arts CEO Jeffrey Kimpton; and NEA Chairman Dana Gola.

White House photo by Paul Morse.

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John had served as primary author and editor for The Bluegrass Blog from its launch in 2006 until being folded into Bluegrass Today in September of 2011. He continues in that capacity here, managing a strong team of columnists and correspondents.