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Centennial Finale May 6
From M, spring 2004
The University of Minnesota Alumni Association will wrap up its centennial year May 6 by honoring Yanni, a best-selling contemporary instrumental composer, at the 2004 Annual Celebration. The event will include dinner followed by a program in Northrop Auditorium. Yanni will deliver remarks and be awarded an honorary doctorate. Yanni Chrysomallis earned a bachelor's degree in psychology from the University in 1976. A self-taught musician, Yanni has released several best-selling instrumental albums, including Live at the Acropolis and his most recent, Ethnicity. In addition to the Acropolis, he has played concerts at the Taj Mahal and in Beijing's Forbidden City. His autobiography, Yanni In Words, was released in 2001. For more on the 2004 Annual Celebration, visit http://www.alumni.umn.edu or call 612-624-2323.