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William Butler, multi-instrumentalist for Arcade Fire, enrolled in the Kennedy School's midcareer master’s program in public administration to broaden and enhance the band's award-winning humanitarian efforts.

Moving the needle

Arcade Fire’s Will Butler graduates from HKS to resume a musical career that also fuels humanitarian work



Ten years after founding the annual festival, John Lithgow ’67, Art.D. '05, acts as the grand marshall of the Arts First parade in 2002. Lithgow will receive the Harvard Arts Medal in a ceremony that will kick off the 25th Arts First festival.

Arts First at 25

Organizers and participants reflect on festival’s evolution and impact



Radcliffe Institute Fellow Reiko Yamada created “Reflective” based on the aesthetic concept of imperfection in human life. The unique interaction of movement and music can be experienced next week in Radcliffe's Johnson-Kulukundis Family Gallery.

Striving for imperfection

Radcliffe exhibit creates unique listening experiences in composer Reiko Yamada and pianist Vijay Iyer’s collaboration