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Lenny Kravitz Honored In France

12/1/2011 9:58am EST

Lenny KravitzRocker Lenny Kravitz was presented with one of France's highest honors by the country's culture minister at a ceremony in Paris on Wednesday.

The Are You Gonna Go My Way hit-maker was handed the Legion of Honor medal from Minister of Culture and Communication Frederic Mitterrand, who hailed the star's achievements, telling him, "You freed yourself of the barriers between black and white sound."

The ceremony was extra special for Kravitz, who revealed he got his first big break at a music festival in the French city of Rennes in 1989.
Past recipients of the award include veteran actress Shirley MacLaine, Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling, actor Dennis Hopper and filmmaker Steven Spielberg.

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