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Willie Nelson, Darius Rucker receiving honorary degrees this weekend

Willie Nelson, Darius Rucker receiving honorary degrees this weekend

Willie Nelson and Darius Rucker are going back to school this weekend.  The singers are each getting special recognition with honorary degrees. 

Willie is set to receive an an honorary doctor of music from Berklee College of Music.  He's being honored along with Carole King and Annie Lennox, who'll also give the commencement address. 

The Berklee College of Music graduation ceremony will take place at the Agganis Arena at Boston University on Saturday.  Tonight, students will pay tribute to Nelson, King, and Lennox with the traditional graduation eve concert salute.  Both events will be carried live online at www.concertwindow.com. 

Rucker is getting an honorary doctorate in music from his alma mater, the University of South Carolina.  He's also been asked to speak during the ceremony.  The university's commencement is a two-day event that begins today.  Darius will give his address and receive his degree on Saturday.

 

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