Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Musical geniuses

Violinist Leila Josefowicz, San Francisco composer Walter Kitundu and New York-based Puerto Rican jazz saxophonist Miguel Zenon and Alex Ross, music critic of The New Yorker and author of "The Rest Noise: Listening to the Twentieth Century," are among this year's recipients of $500,000 "genius grants" from the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation: