Congratulations VERNON REID!
Mayor Bloomberg will present the 2009 Mayor’s Awards for Arts and Culture to six individuals and organizations in celebration of their outstanding contributions to New York City’s cultural life. The Mayor will also present the Handel Medallion, New York City’s highest award for achievement in the arts, to the legendary singer Jessye Norman. The event, held at New York City’s acclaimed new arts school, will feature live performances by the Big Apple Circus and Dance Theatre of Harlem, and appearances by special guest artists.
Big Apple Circus
Jaynemarie Capetankis, Principal, P.S. 69
H.T. Chen, Choreographer
Doris Duke Charitable Foundation
Vernon Reid, Musician and Composer
Thalia Spanish Theatre
Jessye Norman, 2009 NYC Handel Medallion Recipient