A radio show, WRTI (Philadelphia); a book, "The End of Early Music: A period Performer's History Of Music For the Twenty-First Century;" and a deceased television star, Fred Rogers of "Mister Rogers Neighborhood;" are among those set to be honored at the 41st annual ASCAP Deems Taylor Awards. The event is an invitation-only ceremony, which will be held Dec. 9 at Lincoln Center in New York by the American Society of Composers, Authors & Publishers.

WRTI is being honored for its outstanding classical and jazz music programming, while Fred Rogers will receive a special posthumously honor as the creator of the show, which marks its 40th anniversery this year. "The End of Music," on Oxford University Press by Bruce Haynes, picks up the ASCAP Deems Taylor media award while Kevin Bazzana's book, "Lost Genius: The Curious and Tragic Story of an Extraordinary Musical Prodigy," a biography on Ervin Nyiregyházi published by Da Capo Press won the The Nicolas Slonimsky Award for Outstanding Musical Biography; and the late Mirjana Lausevic book, "Balkan Fascination: Creating an Alternative Music Culture in America," published by The Oxford University Press; was awarded the Béla Bartók Award for Outstanding Ethnomusicological Book honors.

For a full list of winners click here.

Over the years, tens of thousands of dollars have been distributed in cash
prizes to winning authors, journalists and broadcast producers and
personalities by the ASCAP Deems Taylor Awards Judging Panel.

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