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Thu Jun 21, 2012, 09:48 AM

David Mas Masumoto named to National Council on the Arts

WASHINGTON -- The White House on Wednesday named Del Rey farmer and writer David Mas Masumoto to the National Council on the Arts, a prestigious position that combines high honors with some good, honest work.

Author of "Epitaph for a Peach," Masumoto will be joining other top authors, musicians and visual artists in advising the National Endowment for the Arts. Among other things, he'll have the ear of the agency that until now has only rarely focused on the San Joaquin Valley.

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Masumoto, 58, grows peaches, nectarines, grapes and raisins. During the off-seasons, he has authored multiple books, written columns for The Bee and garnered awards from the likes of the Commonwealth Club and the University of California at Davis. He has also served as chair of the California Council for the Humanities.

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http://www.fresnobee.com/2012/06/20/2881275/david-mas-masumoto-named-to-national.html


Glad to see another Central Valley resident gain national attention. Our own Audra McDonald recently won 5 Tony Awards as well.

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Thu Jun 21, 2012, 10:22 AM

1. Congratulations to him

I love his "Epitaph to a Peach" !

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