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 www.bisonhomecoming.com. Tickets are on sale now at Cramton Auditorium on Howard University’s Main Campus, as well as Ticketmaster.