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Jan 18, 2013 5:05 AM by AP

Mitch Landrieu honored by arts group

NEW ORLEANS (AP) - New Orleans' mayor is being honored by his peers and by an organization that supports the arts.

Americans for the Arts and The United States Conference of Mayors announced Thursday that Mayor Mitch Landrieu is one of three recipients of this year's Public Leadership in the Arts Awards.

The awards are given to elected officials who the organizations say have demonstrated outstanding leadership in the advancement of the arts.

Santa Fe Mayor David Coss and Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley also are being honored. They were set to receive the awards Friday at the Conference of Mayors' 81st annual winter meeting in Washington.

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