Quincy Jones and a friend from his early days, Ray Charles.
Quincy Jones has started a petition to ask President-Elect Obama to appoint a Secretary of the Arts.
While many other countries have had Ministers of Art or Culture for centuries, The United States has never created such a position.
We in the arts need this and the country needs the arts--now more than ever.
A big thanks to Quincy Jones for a great idea - the timing is certainly right!
My signature was number 22,430.
"I was never very good at music when I was little. I never paid any attention to it in school."
- Quincy Jones