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April 12th, 2007

Edge gets honorary degree from Berklee School of Music @ 12:37 am

volare:
from The Boston Globe today:

Gloria Estefan, The Edge to highlight Berklee commencement

April 11, 2007

BOSTON --Latin pop star Gloria Estefan will deliver a graduation address at the Berklee College of Music's commencement ceremony next month, the school said Wednesday.

The music school also will give honorary degrees to Estefan, her husband, Emilio, U2 guitarist The Edge and jazz pianist Andrew Hill.

Berklee spokesman Allen Bush said the musicians were chosen for honorary doctorates based on their achievements in music and contributions to American and international culture.

Gloria Estefan, who has sold 70 million albums worldwide and won fame as the leader of the Miami Sound Machine in the 1980s, will deliver her commencement speech to 850 graduates on May 12 in the 7,000-seat Agganis Arena.

Past recipients of honorary degrees from Berklee include Duke Ellington, Dizzy Gillespie, Aretha Franklin, David Bowie and Bonnie Raitt.

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note to my fellow Bostonians: doesn't say whether he'll be on hand to receive the honor...
 
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From:bostondave
Date:April 12th, 2007 09:22 am (UTC)
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congratulations Mr Edge!
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From:jadethedeist
Date:April 12th, 2007 10:16 am (UTC)
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Excellent!
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From:canadanne
Date:April 12th, 2007 07:51 pm (UTC)
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Now he's gonna need a new T-shirt ("DR. THE EDGE 2U")!

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