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    John Krasinski to be honored by Trinity Rep

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    Actor John Krasinski will be honored by the Trinity Repertory Company with the 2013 Pell Award for Distinguished Achievement in the Arts. The star of “The Office” (inset), a Newton native, joins other honorees Kate Burton, who’s receiving the Pell Award for Lifetime Achievement in the Arts, Tony Estrella, recipient of the Rhode Island Pell Award for Excellence in the Arts, Joseph Chazan, who’ll be honored with the Pell Award for Outstanding Leadership in the Arts, and Martha Douglas-Osmundson, who’ll receive the the Charles Sullivan Award for Distinguished Service in the Arts. The annual Pell Awards will be held June 10. Trinity Rep artistic director Curt Columbus had this to say about John Krasinski: “Since graduating from Brown in 2001, John’s comedic talents have endeared him to millions. . . . But he is seriously talented behind the camera as well. His work is character-driven, grounded in truth and crafted with a keen ear and eye for detail.”