Sunday, May 18, 2008

Kylie Minogue Knighted

Following in the footsteps of fellow recipients Ralph Waldo Emerson, TS Eliot, Bob Dylan and Art Buchwald, dance music singer Kylie Minogue was awarded the 'Chevalier dans L'Orde Des Arts et des Lettres' (or ‘Knight in the Order of Arts and Letters’) from the French government Monday.

Presented by French minister of culture and communications Christine Albanel, the award, bestowed upon those who have, “distinguished themselves in the domain of artistic or literary creation” or for “contributing to the spread of arts and letters in France and the world," is the country’s premier cultural honor...

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