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A Choreographer, a Poet, and a Visual Artist Win $80,000

by Rich Smith From Donald Byrd's terrific A Rap on Race, a conversation between James Baldwin and Margaret Mead cut with spurts of drunk-jazz dance numbers. TINO TRAN Winners of the James W. Ray Awards—the big $$$ awards given to Washington state artists—have been announced! Choreographer Donald Byrd won the James W. Ray Distinguished Artist Award, which comes with a $50,000 purse and is given "to advance the creative work of an outstanding individual artist.
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