Obama appoints Jessica Parker, Forest Whittaker to Committee on Arts and Humanities

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London, Nov 3 (ANI): Us President Barack Obama has named actress Sarah Jessica Parker, Oscar winner Forest Whitaker and agent Bryan Lourd as members of the President's Committee on Arts and the Humanities.

The panel focuses on arts and humanities education, cultural diplomacy, economic revitalisation through the arts and humanities and special events, The Telegraph reports.

Michelle Obama is its honorary chairwoman and film producer George Stevens Jr. and theatre producer Margo Lion had already been named as its co-chairs.

Other Hollywood figures named to the group include actors Edward Norton, Kerry Washington and Alfre Woodard, director George Wolfe, independent filmmaker Liz Manne and publicist Andy Spahn.

The list of 25 people from the worlds of arts and entertainment also included cellist Yo Yo Ma, Vogue editor Anna Wintour, hilanthropist Teresa Heinz, architect Thom Moore and ballet dancer Damian Woetzel, the paper reports. (ANI)

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