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King, Nelson, Lennox to receive honorary doctorates from Berklee

Posted by Emily Wright  March 19, 2013 12:47 PM

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Carole King, Willie Nelson, and Annie Lennox will share a stage when Berklee College of Music honors them on May 11. The trio of musicians will each receive an honorary doctorate from the famous school during its commencement ceremony, which will take place at Boston University's Agganis Arena, a 7,000-seat stadium on Commonwealth Avenue.

King, Nelson, and Lennox were selected thanks to their "achievements and influence in music, and for their enduring contributions to American and international culture," according to a press release from Berklee.

To pay tribute to the musicians, Berklee students will continue a tradition of playing music associated with the honorees' careers in a special concert at Agganis.

The concert and ceremony are closed to the public.

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