2003 Texas Medal of Arts Award Winners to Be Celebrated Tuesday, March 25.
-- WHO: -- John Graves, Lifetime Achievement Award -- Tommy Tune Tommy Tune (born February 28, 1939) is an award-winning American actor, dancer, singer, director, producer, and choreographer.
Born Thomas James Tune in Wichita Falls, Texas, he attended Lamar High School in Houston. , Dance -- Fess Parker, Media-Film/Television Acting
-- Charley Pride, Music -- Sandra Cisneros Sandra Cisneros (born December 27, 1954 in Chicago) is an American author and poet best known for her novel The House on Mango Street. She is also the author of Caramelo, published by Knopf in 2002. , Literary Arts -- Glenna Goodacre Glenna M. Goodacre (born 1939 in Lubbock, Texas, U.S.) is a sculptor best known for having designed the Sacagawea dollar that entered circulation in the United States in 2000. She also designed the Vietnam Women's Memorial located in Washington, D.C. , Visual Arts -- Lydia Mendoza Lydia Mendoza (born May 21, 1916) is an American guitarist and singer of Tejano music. She is considered by many "the queen of Tejano music".
Mendoza was born into a musical family in Houston, Texas. , 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 Exxon Mobil Corporation
U.S.-based oil and gas company formed in 1999 through the merger of Exxon Corp. and Mobil Corp. It has investments and operations in petroleum and natural gas, coal, nuclear fuels, chemicals, and ores. , 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.
PRNewswire -- March 18