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Springsteen Lauded in DC

'I'm the President, but he's The Boss' was the way President Obama put it before thanking Bruce Springsteen and the other Kennedy Center honorees for reminding us in times of war and sacrafice 'to sing and to laugh and to live' as well as to '...challenge our conscience and implore us to remember the least among us.Bruce, Robert De Niro, jazz legend Dave Brubeck and the other recipients joined the President at a tribute at the Kennedy Center on Sunday (12/6) that ran close to 3 hours.  Melissa Etheridge, who recorded a duet of Thunder Road with Springsteen, performed Born To Run. John Mellencamp, Eddie Vedder, Sting and Vietnam Veteran Ron Kovic also appeared. CBS will air the event Dec. 29.
NYTimes.com    Swampolitics.com

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