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Eyes on the Prize

| May 2, 2014 | Parties

The Party
Dignitaries, cultural elites and the 2014 laureates gathered at the Hilton San Diego Bayfront for a gala celebrating this year’s Kyoto Prize.

The Players
Heralded for their lifetime achievements in computing, evolutionary biology and jazz, respectively, Robert Dennard, Masatoshi Nei and Cecil Taylor were all bestowed the honor, Japan’s highest private award.

The Scene
Following a lavish dinner, S.D. pianist Joshua White, a rising star, took the stage for an improvisational jazz number while living legend Taylor looked on. –Photography by Gary Payne


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