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White House to talk arts, will stream discussion live

The White House is hosting an online chat today with artist Chuck Close and other members of the President's Committee on Arts and Humanities beginning at 2:15 p.m.

The conversation precedes an East Room event on Wednesday during which first lady Michelle Obama will speak about the importance of the arts in education. She will also present the PCAH's National Arts and Humanities Youth Program Awards -- the country's highest honor in this field.

This year's winners include: the After-School Playwriting Program; Brooklyn Cultural Adventures Program (BCAP); Center for Community Partnerships Community Schools Initiative; Community MusicWorks; Fine Arts for Children and Teens (FACT) After-School Programs; Girlstories Theatre Project and Workshops; Mentors of Minorities in Education: The After School Program; New Directions YouthArts; Project ALERTA; RiverzEdge Arts; Project San Francisco; WritersCorps; Scripps Academy; Transforming the Lives of High Risk Youth; Urban Voices; YouthCAN; and the Jean Baptiste Dessaix Music School in Jacmel, Haiti.

Wednesday's events will be streamed live, beginning at 11am.

By Christian Pelusi  | October 19, 2010; 2:32 PM ET
Categories:  Robin Givhan  | Tags:  President's Committee on Arts and Humanities  
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