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V.21 No.28 | 7/12/2012
Genius violinist Regina Carter takes the stage at the 2012 New Mexico Jazz Festival.
Rahav Segev

Jazzed

A World of Connections

Regina Carter’s Reverse Thread

A round of applause, please, for the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, which had the intelligence and good taste to award violinist Regina Carter a MacArthur Fellowship (aka “Genius Grant”). Carter used part of that substantial and unexpected windfall—the grant pays out $500,000 over five years—to fund a project that had been steeping in her imagination for years: a world music album.

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