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Release Date: Saturday, October 8, 2011 3:34 AM
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Jo-Ann English
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Jessica Peoples
Howard University Homecoming Steering Committee

Friday, October 7, 2011      
Monica, Shirley Caesar, Young Jeezy and Talib Kweli Among Howard Homecoming Headliners

WASHINGTON – The 2011 Howard University Homecoming Steering Committee will present PRESTIGE: The Epitome of Distinction, the 87th  weeklong Homecoming Celebration, October 16-22. With AT&T as a proud sponsor, year’s celebration will outshine those of the past.

Among this year’s event lineup are Grammy Award-winning singers Monica and Shirley Caesar, hip-hop heavyweight Young Jeezy and rapper/poet Talib Kweli.  Caesar will headline the Gospel Concert, which will be hosted by Marcus D. Wiley and include performances by gospel stars VaShawn Mitchell and Y’Anna Crawley. 

Kweli and Young Jeezy will headline the Poetry Cipher and International Yardfest, respectively. Big Daddy Kane and Whodini will round out the Yardfest lineup.  R&B crooners Joe, Tyrese and Avant will join Monica in a ‘90s R&B-themed concert this year.

For all ticket prices, lineup of events and celebrity participants please visit Tickets are on sale now at Cramton Auditorium on Howard University’s Main Campus, as well as Ticketmaster. 

Media interested in covering Homecoming event should complete a credential application. Visit the following link

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