Music industry icon and Ole Miss alumnus Glen Ballard (center) will receive the 2023 Medal for the Arts during an April 20 program and concert at the Ford Center. Visiting him in Hollywood are (from left) Nancy Maria Balach, chair of the UM Department of Music and director of the Institute for the Arts; Brady Bramlett, UM associate director of development; Ole Miss alumnus Bradford Cobb, of Los Angeles, partner in Direct Management Group Inc.; and Caroline Hourin, UM associate director of development. Submitted photo