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Billy Joel Chosen for Library of Congress Pop Music Prize

The Library of Congress, the national library of the United States, is honoring American singer-songwriter Billy Joel with its Gershwin Prize for Popular Song. Librarian James Billington announced Joel will receive the award in Washington in November. The Gershwin Prize celebrates a living artist's lifetime achievement in promoting song as a vehicle of cultural understanding. Calling Joel a "storyteller of the highest order," Billington said his songwriting carries...

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