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Osvaldo Golijov to receive Vilcek Foundation Prize for the Arts
 
The Vilcek Foundation Prizes, which annually recognize work in the arts and in biomedical research, have been announced for 2008, with the arts prize being awarded to Osvaldo Golijov. The prizes are, according to the foundation, awarded to "foreign-born individuals for extraordinary contributions to society in the United States." Golijov becomes the first musician to receive the arts award. Prior winners have included artists Christo and Jeanne-Claude, and archiect and urban planner Denise Scott Brown. Golijov will receive the award at a ceremony in New York on March 26, at which time the winner of the biomedical prize, Dr. Inder Verma, will also be honored.

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