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FILE - In this Feb. 4, 2007, file photo, Prince performs during the halftime show of the Super Bowl XLI football game at Dolphin Stadium in Miami. The University of Minnesota will award the late rock star Prince an honorary degree Wednesday evening, Sept. 26, 2018, to recognize his influence on music and his role in shaping his hometown of Minneapolis. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara, File)

University of Minnesota awarding honorary degree to Prince

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MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The University of Minnesota will award the late rock star Prince an honorary degree to recognize his influence on music and his role in shaping his hometown of Minneapolis.

University President Eric Kaler and Regent Darrin Rosha will present the school's highest honor, the Doctorate of Humane Letters, to Prince's sister, Tyka Nelson, in a ceremony on campus Wednesday evening. The university had been preparing to present it to Prince himself before he died of an accidental painkiller overdose in 2016.

Students from the university's School of Music will be joined by guest artists Kirk Johnson, Jellybean Johnson, St. Paul Peterson, Cameron Kinghorn and a surprise guest in paying tribute to Prince by performing music associated with his career.

While the event is free, it's already booked to capacity.

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