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December 12, 2003

Ann Arbor News

Sweet Honey in the Rock has been named the 2004 Distinguished Artist Award winner by the University Musical Society. The ensemble will perform and the award will be presented May 15 at the annual Ford Honors Program in Hill Auditorium. UMS President Kenneth C. Fisher said one of the reasons for conferring the prestigious honor on the group "is the quality of the relationship we have with the women of Sweet Honey. We have been presenting them here over the past decade and they have been extraordinarily popular with young people, adults and students." In addition, he said, Bernice Johnson Reagon, the group's founder, was both commencement speaker and honorary degree recipient at the U-M's 2002 spring commencement. Reagon retired from the group earlier this year, but will be honored at the Ford program. More

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