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May 9, 2011

May 9
Baby Dee / Jaggery


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May 10
Cass McCombs / Sleepy Very Sleepy


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May 11
Executive Sessions: The BUMC Band


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May 13
An Evening with Sarah Jarosz


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May 14
Berklee World Jazz Octet


Derby Square, Salem

Bruce Cockburn with Band

Derby Square, Salem

Jason Webley / Humanwine

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May 19
The David Mayfield Parade / Jack Grace / Erin Harpe

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May 20
Ian Axel

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May 21
Sister Sparrow and the Dirty Birds

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May 25
Diego Garcia

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May 26
Jer Coons / Jeff LeBlanc / Michael Tolcher

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Kenny Garrett Addresses Berklee's Largest Graduating Class

More than 900 students from 58 countries received degrees at Berklee's 2011 commencement. In his address, Kenny Garrett challenged the new graduates to always play music with the same curiosity, freshness, and spontaneity they had as beginners.

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One student graduating this month is Juliana Ronderos, vocalist for the Colombian group Il Abanico. The duo will perform July 14 as part of Berklee's Summer Concert Series. Listen to "Keep Calling" from Berklee's Music Technology Division CD.

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The Class of 2011
We take a moment to consider the graduating class, and a handful of seniors reflect on their Berklee experience.

Rethink Music Awards $50,000 to NuevoStage
Out of nearly 200 submissions to Rethink Music's business model competition, three finalists present their business plans at the conference.

Faculty Member Grooves to a Guggenheim
Guitar faculty David Fiuczynski is awarded a $40,000 fellowship to compose a major microtonal piece.

Berklee in the Classroom: Jingle Writing
This unusual course teaches students the fine points of writing music for commercials.

Fifth Annual Trip to New Orleans Musicians' Village
Berklee faculty and staff give back to the birthplace of jazz by helping build homes in Louisiana.

Lost in Austin
A trip down for South by Southwest shows that Berklee grads prosper in the "Live Music Capital of the World."

Music Business Journal: Music Companies Meet in New York
A music business/management student attends Digital Music Forum East.

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