Wednesday, January 14th 2015

Rangerettes will receive prestigious Texas Medal of Arts Award

The Kilgore College Rangerettes will receive a 2015 Texas Medal of Arts Award from the Texas Cultural Trust.

Announced today at a banquet at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, the Rangerettes will accept the award along with others such as Jamie Foxx, Dan Rather and T Bone Burnett at a ceremony Feb. 25 at the Long Center for the Performing Arts in Austin.

Awarded biennially, the awards recognize lifetime achievement in several categories.

Some 83 people have been honored with a Texas Medal of the Arts including Willie Nelson, Steve Miller, Tommy Lee Jones, Eva Longoria, Betty Buckley, Debbie Allen and Robert Rodriguez.

Texas Cultural Trust is a nonprofit organization that supports the programs of the Texas Commission on the Arts and other state agencies.

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2015 recipients:

  • Dance: Kilgore College Rangerettes, Kilgore
  • Music: T Bone Burnett, Fort Worth
  • Film: Jamie Foxx, Terrell
  • Visual Arts: Rick Lowe, Houston
  • Literary Arts: Lawrence Wright, Austin
  • Theatre: Robert Schenkkan, Austin
  • Architecture: Charles Renfro, Houston
  • Television: Dan Rather, Wharton; Chandra Wilson, Houston
  • Lifetime Achievement Award: The Gatlin Brothers, Seminole
  • Corporate Arts Patron: Dr Pepper Snapple Group, Plano
  • Individual Arts Patron: Margaret McDermott, Dallas
  • Multi-Media: Emilio Nicolas, San Antonio,
  • Arts Education: Booker T. Washington High School for the Performing and Visual Arts, Dallas
  • Standing Ovation Award: Ruth Altshuler, Dallas