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Originally published Wednesday, September 12, 2012 at 6:41 AM

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Heinz awards honor contemporary composer, 4 others

A California composer who combines electronic club music with symphony orchestras is one of five winners of the Heinz Awards this year.

Associated Press

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PITTSBURGH —

A California composer who combines electronic club music with symphony orchestras is one of five winners of the Heinz Awards this year.

Composer Mason Bates, of San Francisco, has also used old car parts to create new instruments and engage a wider, younger audience.

Other winners of the awards established in 1993 in the memory of the late Sen. John Heinz III include:

- Richard J. Jackson, a doctor at the University of California, Los Angeles who works on improving public health through better community planning.

- Freeman Hrabowski, III, of the University of Maryland, who works to inspire minority students to excel at the highest levels of science.

- KC Golden, of Seattle, Wash., for his work to promote green energy.

- Jay Keasling, a professor at the University of California, Berkeley, who created an affordable way of producing anti-malarial drugs.

Each will receive a $250,000 cash prize.

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