Linda Ronstadt wins National Medal of Arts

President Obama presented Ronstadt with the National Medal of Arts yesterday at the White House.

MGN Online

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama made a confession to Linda Ronstadt: he used to have a little crush on her. Obama presented Ronstadt with the National Medal of Arts Monday at the White House. It's the highest award given to artists and their patrons. Ronstadt has been suffering from Parkinson's disease, and a military aide brought her to the East Room in a wheelchair. However, she walked to the stage to receive her award. Others who received medals yesterday include "Chicago" and "Cabaret" composer John Kander and Dreamworks Animation chief Jeffrey Katzenberg.

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