WASHINGTON (AP) - Singer Linda Ronstadt, DreamWorks Animation chief Jeffrey Katzenberg and public radio host Diane Rehm are among those being honored at the White House Monday for their contributions to arts and humanities.

WASHINGTON (AP) Singer Linda Ronstadt, DreamWorks Animation chief Jeffrey Katzenberg and public radio host Diane Rehm are among those being honored at the White House Monday for their contributions to arts and humanities.

President Barack Obama was awarding the 2013 National Medal of Arts and National Humanities Medal to 22 recipients in an East Room ceremony also being attended with first lady Michelle Obama.

The National Medal of Arts was established by Congress in 1984 as the nation's highest award given to artists and their patrons. The National Humanities Medal was created in in 1997 to honor those who have deepened the nation's understanding of the humanities in fields including history, literature, languages and philosophy. Other honorees include:

Dominican-American writer Julia Alvarez of Weybridge, Vermont

Brooklyn Academy of Music

arts patron Joan Harris of Chicago

dancer and choreographer Bill T. Jones of Valley Cottage, New York

composer John Kander of New York

writer Maxine Hong Kingston of Oakland, California

documentary filmmaker Albert Maysles of New York

architects Billie Tsien and Tod Williams of New York

artist James Turrell of Flagstaff, Arizona

literary critic M.H. Abrams of Ithaca, New York

historian David Brion Davis of Orange, Connecticut

historian Darlene Clark Hine of Chicago

historian Anne Firor Scott of Chapel Hill, North Carolina

East Asian scholar William Theodore De Bary of Tappan, New York

architect Johnpaul Jones of Bainbridge, Washington

filmmaker Stanley Nelson of New York

radio host Krista Tippett of St. Paul, Minnesota

American Antiquarian Society of Worcester, Massachusetts

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