Berklee College to honor Emmylou

Oct. 2, 2009 at 10:46 PM
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SAN FRANCISCO, Oct. 2 (UPI) -- The Berklee College of Music says it plans to present Emmylou Harris with an honorary doctor of music at a bluegrass festival in San Francisco.

The event is to take place Sunday, just before Harris performs at the Banjo Stage in Golden Gate Park, organizers said.

Berklee President Roger Brown is to make the presentation to Harris, with the assistance of Linda Ronstadt and Earl Scruggs -- both Berklee honorary doctorate recipients.

Berklee said it selects its honorary doctorate recipients for their achievements in music and for their enduring contributions to U.S. and international culture.

"Not only is Emmylou Harris a consummate musician, an inspired songwriter and a singer with a crystalline voice, she has also been a friend, mentor, collaborator and supporter of many wonderful musicians throughout her career," Brown said in a statement. "She has a magnificent artistic vision and a magnificently generous spirit as well."

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