Edward Norton, Forest Whitaker, Sarah Jessica Parker, More Sign on to President Obama's Arts Committee
The Obama presidency has formed a rather eclectic all-star cast, which includes both Fight Club and Sex and the City ringleaders.
As Variety reported Monday, the White House appointed a total of 25 arts and entertainment personalities to serve in its Committee on the Arts and Humanities. Edward Norton, who sold television rights to his Obama documentary last year, joins actors Forest Whitaker and Sarah Jessica Parker, along with Vogue editor Anna Wintour and violinist Yo Yo Ma. First Lady Michelle Obama is serving as its honorary chairwoman.
To further promote the arts, the committee will communicate with federal cultural agencies, in addition to public and private sectors. It will address cultural diplomacy, economic revitalization and education matters in the arts and humanities vein.
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