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Berklee Announces Concert, New Scholarship Fund

Bill Cosby, Gloria Estefan, Herbie Hancock (pictured) and Paul Simon are just a few of the performers scheduled to take part in the Berklee 60th Anniversary Concert, which will raise money for the Boston music school’s scholarship fund, according to a written release from Berklee.

The concert, which will take place Jan. 28 in Boston, will support Berklee’s Presidential Scholarship fund. The school will use the concert proceeds to create an annual scholarship in the performers’ names.

Each year for the next ten years, Berklee will award the scholarship to one student who has the energy and creativity to succeed, but lacks the necessary financial resources. All tuition, housing and fees will be covered by the scholarship.

A portion of concert proceeds will also be earmarked for Berklee’s online learning program.

The concert, called “Three Score: The Berklee College of Music 60th Anniversary Concert,” will be held at 8 p.m. at Boston’s Wang Theatre. Tickets prices range from $48 to $98. Other performers include former Berklee president Gary Burton, Juan Luis Guerra, Phil Ramone and Michel Camilo.

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