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The 13th annual Pell Awards Gala will honor Kevin Spacey, the Academy Award-winning actor and Artistic Director of the Old Vic Theatre, and Senator Claiborne Pell, who passed away earlier this year. Together with business, political and social leaders, guests will mix and mingle, enjoy live music and fine cuisine under the stars at Mrs. Nuala Pell's oceanfront home in Newport, Rhode Island. Proceeds from ticket sales benefit Trinity Rep. Now in their second decade, the Pell Awards were established to honor Senator Claiborne Pell and recognize artistic excellence in Rhode Island and on the national level. Pell, who passed away on January 1, worked throughout his career to support the arts and provide new opportunities for artists. He sponsored the landmark legislation that established the National Endowments for the Arts and Humanities in 1965, and chaired the Senate Education and Arts subcommittee.