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[caption id="attachment_421" align="alignright" width="200" caption="Chita Riveraphoto by Aubrey Reuben"]Chita Rivera<BR>photo by Aubrey Reuben[/caption]

Fans of the Tony-winning triple threat Chita Rivera will be able to watch the acclaimed artist accept her Presidential Medal of Freedom live.

On Aug. 12 at 3 PM via streaming video, theatre folk can watch President Barack Obama present Rivera with America's highest civilian honor by logging on to www.whitehouse.gov/live.

About the award, Rivera said in a previous statement, "When my mother was a child, she rolled Easter eggs on the lawn of the White House. And now, to receive The Medal of Freedom from our President, is truly a dream. I am deeply honored to receive this award and to be in such distinguished company. I only wish my parents were here to share it with...but they are!"

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