U2 frontman Bono receives France’s highest cultural award

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Bono reacts after being awarded as Commander in the Order of Arts and Letters by French Culture Minister Aurelie Filippetti during a ceremony in ParisPARIS (Reuters) – Irish rock star and anti-poverty activist Bono received France's highest cultural award on Tuesday for his contribution to music while being praised for using his fame to battle for humanitarian causes. The frontman of the rock band U2 was presented with the Commander of the Order of Arts and Letters by French Culture Minister Aurelie Filippetti in a ceremony in Paris. "Beyond notes and beyond words, you committed yourself and dedicated your fame and career to wage some of the greatest wars of our time. …