2016 Berklee Honorary Doctorate: The Isley Brothers

“Shout,” “It’s Your Thing,” “Summer Breeze,” “Harvest for the World” are just some of the many great hits this group of brothers from Lincoln Heights, a suburb outside of Cincinnati, Ohio made famous. The group started as a trio with O’Kelly Isley, Jr., Rudolph Isley, and Ronald Isley. The group had a long and very [...]

2016 Berklee Honorary Doctorate: Lucian Grainge

This man is number one in the music industry. Lucian Grainge, born in the northern part of London, United Kingdom, has worked for some of the greatest musicians in the industry, such as Sting, U2, The Rolling Stones, Amy Winehouse, and many others. He is the chairman/CEO of the Universal Music Group (UMG), both for [...]

2016 Berklee Honorary Doctorate: Milton Nascimento

Milton Nascimento, a well-known Brazilian singer-songwriter and guitarist, was born in Rio De Janeiro, Brazil. His father ran a radio station, where Nascimento was a DJ from time to time. He has lived in several cities around Brazil including Três Pontas, Laranjeiras, and Tijuca. His musical career really took off when working with two samba [...]

2016 Berklee Honorary Doctorate: Rita Moreno

Puerto Rican/American actress, singer and dancer Rita Moreno has had quite an astonishing career. The highlight from her career was her role as Anita in 1961′s West Side Story, but this role was only one of many for Moreno. From 1971-77 she was featured in the children’s show The Electric Company, where she was famous [...]

          February 10, 2018