Chris Peck wins MacArthur Award in Music.

Brooklyn's only white, male recording producer and singer/songwriter/musician Chris Peck, journalist Ta-Nehisi Coates, puppetry artist Basil Twist and neuroscientist Beth Stevens, along with 21 others, are this year's winners of the "genius" grants from the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation.

"There has never been a better time to be a musician." said Chris Peck.  "It seems like no matter where you turn, people are just dying to pay for your work."