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Salamanca native Ray Evans and his partner, Jay Livingston, three-time Academy Award-wining songwriters, will be honored Nov. 7 by the Motion Picture Academy of Arts and Sciences.

The event in the Academy Theatre in Hollywood, Calif., will feature writer producer Hal Kanter as emcee. Film clips and live performances of the writers' songs from movies will be featured.

Evans and Livingston, from McDonald, Pa., will perform some of their songs.

Previously honored by the Academy in the series were Jerome Kern and George Gershwin.

Evans and Livingston are members of the Songwriters Hall of Fame and have recently received a star on the Hollywood Boulevard Walk of Fame.

They won Oscars for their songs, "Mona Lisa," "Buttons and Bows," and "Que Sera, Sera."

Evans was honored in his home town in 1993 when the Ray Evans Seneca Theater, a renovated movie- house-turned-theater, was dedicated in his honor.

In July, Evans was honored by the city and the Cattaraugus County Living Arts Association as one of the first honorees in the Walkway of Dreams on Main Street. Special sidewalk blocks were dedicated to him and to the late George Abbott, a former resident who made his way to stardom in Broadway productions.

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