(Minneapolis, MN)  --  The University of Minnesota will award Prince an honorary Doctor of Humane Letters degree this month.  U of M President Eric Kaler (KAY'-lur) and Regent Darrin Rosha will present the degree to Prince's sister, Tyka Nelson, Wednesday September 26th.  The program will pay tribute to Prince with performances by students from the U of M School of Music and special guests Kirk Johnson, Jellybean Johnson, St. Paul Peterson, Cameron Kinghorn, and a surprise guest.  Prior to his death, the U had been preparing to present Prince Rogers Nelson with an honorary degree in recognition of his remarkable talent and enduring influence in music, plus his extraordinary contributions off-stage in shaping the city of Minneapolis.  The Board of Regents voted unanimously two years ago to award Prince with an honorary degree from the College of Liberal Arts.

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