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2003 Texas Medal of Arts Award Winners to Be Celebrated Tuesday, March 25.

-- WHO: -- John Graves, Lifetime Achievement Award -- Tommy Tune, Dance -- Fess Parker, Media-Film/Television Acting

-- Charley Pride, Music -- Sandra Cisneros, Literary Arts -- Glenna Goodacre, Visual Arts -- Lydia Mendoza, Folk Arts -- Enid Holm, Theater -- Dealey Herndon/State Capitol Preservation Project, Architectural Restoration

-- Marca Lee Bircher, Arts Education -- Nancy B. Hamon, Individual Arts Patron -- Houston Endowment Inc., Foundation Arts Patron -- Exxon Mobil Corporation, Corporate Arts Patron

WHAT: The Texas Cultural Trust Council will award the 2003 Texas Medal of Arts Awards to 13 distinguished Texas artists. Paramount show includes tributes by Van Cliburn and Billy Bob Thornton, with additional performances by Austin Musician of the Year Kevin Fowler and Tapestry Dance Company. WHEN/WHERE: Tuesday, March 25, 2003 -- 10:00 am: Resolution in House Chamber, State Capitol (open to public)

-- 11:00 am: Resolution in Senate Chamber, State Capitol

(open to public) -- 12 noon: Luncheon at the Governor's Mansion (closed to public)

-- 5:00 pm: Legislative Reception, Driskill Hotel, Lobby

(closed to public) -- 6:00 pm: Gala Dinner, Driskill Hotel (closed to public) -- * 8:00 pm: Tribute Show at Paramount Theatre Red carpet entrance by awardees (no TV cameras allowed inside).

Live link to show for TV Press in lobby of State Theater next door. -- * 9:30 pm Champagne Dessert Reception, Driskill * OPEN TO PUBLIC-TICKETED EVENT-STAR TICKETS 469-SHOW WHY: The purpose of the Texas Medal of Arts Awards is to raise awareness and funding for arts education and other arts programs throughout Texas.

CONTACT: Ashley Hawkins, mobile, +1-512-289-2028, or Peggy Hubble, mobile, +1-512-422-6222, both of Christian-Hubble Media & Communications, +1-512-472-9599, for Texas Cultural Trust Council.

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