Dylan won’t attend reception to honor U.S. Nobel laureates
The reason for his answer may be blowin’ in the wind, but Bob Dylan turned down an invitation to meet President Obama at the White House.
The legendary singer-songwriter won’t be among a group of U.S. Nobel Prize winners who will meet with Mr. Obama in the Oval Office. The president invited the winners to congratulate them before they travel to Sweden to receive their prizes on Dec. 10.
Mr. Dylan, awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature, isn’t traveling to Stockholm for the ceremony either. White House press secretary Josh Earnest said Mr. Obama looks forward to the annual tradition of hosting the laureates. “Unfortunately, Bob Dylan will not be at the White House today,” he told reporters. “You can relax.”
Mr. Dylan did appear at the White House in 2012, when Mr. Obama awarded him the Medal of Freedom, the nation’s highest civilian honor.