Congrats, Van!

Fort Worth’s legendary showman Van Cliburn will be awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the nation’s highest civilian honor, later this month. The first foreign winner of Russia’s Tchaikovsky International Piano Competition in 1958, Van has played for every President and almost every major world leader for more than 40 years. I have a love/hate relationship with piano concertos, but there is absolutely nothing like watching Van Cliburn. Congrats!