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Reply #30 posted 06/13/16 4:21pm

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ForceofNature said:

I currently attend Berklee College of Music and ever since Prince passed I thought it would be fitting for him to recieve an Honorary Degree. Sure it would be more fitting if the person was alive when recieving it, however I think that it is a nice way of further immortalizing his influence and stating how big we really was


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Reply #31 posted 06/13/16 6:15pm

luvsexy4all

im sure he'll be getting a grammy this year also

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Reply #32 posted 06/13/16 6:54pm

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Just my opinion and a pet peeve, but why do these places wait until a person is gone before they realize what they had and honor them? It always bothers me these posthumus honors.

admission is easy, just say U believe, then come 2 this place in your heart.
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Reply #33 posted 06/14/16 1:52am

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I think they should have done this before he passed away.
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Reply #34 posted 06/14/16 1:57am

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It's nice of them but P didn't need no awards from the academy.

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Reply #35 posted 06/14/16 10:55am

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I'm sure he will be receiving several awards a long the way.

He refused many, not sure if his JW beliefs had anything to do with it.

He was also honored with a street plaque at the Harlem Theater.

Not sure why he wasn't honored yet at Kennedy.... I wonder if he just turned it down.

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Reply #36 posted 06/14/16 4:17pm

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mimi1956 said:

Just my opinion and a pet peeve, but why do these places wait until a person is gone before they realize what they had and honor them? It always bothers me these posthumus honors.


It's not a posthumous honour - they'd finally got him to agree to accept it, after trying for ages.
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Reply #37 posted 06/15/16 1:25pm

laytonian

WHY did it takes 24 years to get it done?

Minneapolis' City Pages and Minnesota Daily got to the bottom of it.

Imagine what a memory: replying the same way, 24 years later.

http://www.citypages.com/music/princes-perfectly-prince-like-response-to-the-us-degree-offers-8358014

Click on all the links, too.

[Edited 6/15/16 13:26pm]

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