Jazz pianist-composer Vijay Iyer is among the 13 men and 11 women today who were officially named MacArthur fellows. The 2013 fellowships from the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation come with a stipend of $625,000 paid over five years.
“I want to use the money for the greater good of the community,” Iyer told The New York Times. His latest project is “Holding It Down: The Veterans’ Dream Project,” an exploration of the dreams of minority war veterans. “A life in the arts is a life of service, Yo-Yo Ma once told me. That sits well with me.”
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