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Dolly Parton will receive “The Living Legend” award Wednesday from the Library of Congress in Washington, D.C., a spokeswoman for the entertainer said.

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Parton, 58, will perform at the ceremony for a taped special that will air in May on the cable channel “Great American Country,” publicist Kim Fowler said.

Selected by the library’s curators and specialists, honorees include artists, writers, entertainers, activists, filmmakers, physicians, sports figures and public servants.

Among the past recipients are musicians Johnny Cash and Ray Charles; filmmakers Steven Spielberg and Martin Scorsese; comedian Bob Hope; and baseball player Cal Ripkin Jr.

Parton is a singer, songwriter, actress and businesswoman. Her hit songs include “Jolene” and “9 to 5.”

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