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Academy rewards in Cambridge

By Mark Shanahan and Meredith Goldstein
Globe Staff / October 3, 2011

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Singer Paul Simon was among 178 artists, scientists, scholars, authors, and assorted others inducted into the Cambridge-based American Academy of Arts and Sciences over the weekend. Art Garfunkel’s singing partner was joined by novelist Oscar Hijuelos, Shakespeare scholar James Shapiro, short-story writer Luisa Valenzuela, chemist and Nobel laureate Ei-Ichi Negishi, New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft, Museum of Fine Arts director Malcolm Rogers, movie producer Kathleen Kennedy, and Annette Gordon-Reed, Harvard historian and Pulitzer Prize-winning author of “The Hemingses of Monticello: An American Family.’’ Simon surprised the audience by playing “American Tune’’ from his 1973 LP “There Goes Rhymin’ Simon.’’