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Harry Belafonte to be honoured by Boston music school

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Mar 04, 2014 | 8:25am EST

Veteran crooner Harry Belafonte is to receive an honorary doctorate from a music school in Boston, Massachusetts. The singer will be feted by members of the Berklee College of Music on Thursday (06Mar14) when he will be handed the special degree in honour of his long-running entertainment career. Belafonte's music will also be the focus of a tribute concert by students at the school. The school has previously bestowed honorary doctorates on stars including Aerosmith frontman Steven Tyler and soul legend Aretha Franklin.

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