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THE NATIONAL MUSEUM OF DANCE IN SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y., honored the first 13 inductees into the Mr. and Mrs. Cornelius Vanderbilt Whitney Hall of Fame. Among those honored were Fred Astaire, George Balanchine, Agnes de Mille, Catherine Littlefield, Isadora Duncan, Martha Graham, Lincoln Kirstein, Bill (Bojangles) Robinson, Ruth St. Denis, and Charles Weidman. The ceremony also marked the opening of the exhibition ``Shaping the American Dance Dream: The Founders.'' PULITZER PRIZES WILL BRING MORE MONEY TO WINNERS. The cash awards will be $3,000, up from $1,000. Inflation and recent changes in the federal income tax law were cited as reasons for the increase in awards for achievement in journalism, letters, drama, and music. GRAND OLE OPRY STAR MINNIE PEARL received the 1987 Roy Acuff Community Service Award from the Country Music Foundation for her active role as spokeswoman and fund-raiser for charitable organizations. Past recipients were Willie Nelson (1986) and Kenny Rogers (1985). THE LOS ANGELES COUNTY MUSEUM OF ART will exhibit Robert Frank's photographs and films starting tomorrow through Sept. 6. The exhibition, ``Robert Frank: New York to Nova Scotia,'' will feature about 150 of Frank's photographs, as well as screenings of the artist's films and videos, surveying his work from 1947 to 1985. Many of the photographs have never been previously exhibited. THE OLD GLOBE THEATRE IN SAN DIEGO recieved a Ford Foundation Grant of $280,000 for Teatro Meta - a bicultural Hispanic Arts program. The grant will fund the program through Oct. 1989 and allow the program to grow in three areas: professional development, community outreach, and audience development.

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