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May 1, 2013

Music legend Sixto Rodriguez to receive honorary degree from Wayne State


During the morning newscast, it is noted that Detroit folk singer Sixto Rodriguez, who earned a bachelorís in philosophy from Wayne State University in 1981, will receive a Doctor of Humane Letters degree at the Universityís upcoming commencement for his musical genius and commitment to social justice. Rodriguez, the star of the Oscar-winning documentary Searching for Sugar Man, has remained politically involved and connected to the Detroit community, living humbly in the city, running for Detroit City Council and working to improve conditions for the inner-city working class.


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