Apr 26 2010

Little Steven, Bruce Springsteen & The Rascals

Am Samstag (24. April 2010) wurden Little Steven und Ehefrau Maureen Van Zandt mit dem “Kristen Ann Carr Award” ausgezeichnet. Als Gäste hatten sich die “Rascals” angekündigt. Eine Pop-Band, die in den 60er und 70er Jahren einige Hits hatten. Ferner nahm auch Bruce Springsteen an der Veranstaltung teil.

Als Höhepunkt des Abends performten die Rascals einige ihrer Hits. Bruce Springsteen und Little Steven unterstützten die Popikonen beim Song “Good Lovin'”.

Der “Kristen Ann Carr Fond” vergibt Stipendien für die Krebserforschung und versucht, das Leben von jungen Krebspatienten zu verbessern.

Die offizielle Pressemeldung:

Maureen And Steven Van Zandt To Be Honored At The Annual Kristen Ann Carr Fund ‘A Night To Remember’ Gala April 24th.

New York, NY (Top40 Charts/ Shore Fire Media) – Maureen and Steven Van Zandt will be honored at The Kristen Ann Carr Fund’s annual fundraiser “A Night to Remember” at Tribeca Grill on Saturday, April 24th for their contributions to The Fund’s mission and to Kristen’s memory.
Guests will wine and dine on pairings from several of New York’s most prestigious restaurants including Nobu, Tribeca Grill, Centrico, Corton and Acela Club at CitiField and have an opportunity to bid on high-profile auction and raffle items including:

  • A Bruce Springsteen signed 1952 reissue Telecaster guitar
  • 2 tickets to the 2011 Grammy Awards plus after party passes
  • 2011 NCAA Final Four package
  • 2 VIP tickets to attend the 2010 Ambassadors of Rock tour in London
  • Walk-on role in the hit tv show CSI
  • Vacation getaways on JetBlue Airways
  • VIP Daytona racing packags
  • Rock n Roll Hall of Fame VIP package
  • AMC unlimited movie passes for a year
  • Dine Around Town from Myriad Restaurant Group including Nobu, Tribeca Grill, Centrico and Corton

The Fund was founded in 1993 by Bruce Springsteen’s co-manager Barbara Carr and her husband, prominent rock journalist Dave Marsh, after the disease claimed the life of their daughter, 21-year-old Kristen Ann Carr.
Honoring the life of this extraordinary young woman, The Fund has established a comprehensive sarcoma laboratory at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, provides sarcoma fellowships in both surgery and oncology at MSKCC and supports programs designed to help teenagers and young adults with cancer and other serious illnesses.
Previous attendees of “A Night to Remember” include Bruce Springsteen, Patti Scialfa, members of the E Street Band, Harvey Keitel, Elvis Costello, Diana Krall and the cast of the Sopranos, amongst many others.
Saturday, April 24th – 8pm-12am
Tribeca Grill – 375 Greenwich St. (Corner of Franklin & Greenwich)
Individual tickets are $500; sponsorship packages start at $2,500.

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Apr 14 2010

6. Mai 2010: “Word and Music Fest” mit Bruce Springsteen

Bruce Springsteen wird am 6. Mai am “WAMfest” teilnehmen. Dabei handelt es sich um ein Studentenfest der “Fairleigh Dickinson University” in Madison, NJ.

Die offizielle Pressemeldung:

6 Thu.; 2010 Words and Music Festival (WAMFEST),  “Words for Music, Perhaps II: A Discussion and Performance,” Robert Pinsky, former poet laureate consultant in poetry to Library of Congress; Bruce Springsteen, singer and songwriter; and Wesley Stace  (aka John Wesley Harding), songwriter, performer, novelist and WAMFEST artist-in-residence, co-sponsored by creative writing, literature/language/writing/philosophy and Maxwell Becton College of Arts and Sciences; Dreyfuss Theater, Dreyfuss Building, 4 p.m., free, limited seating, for information e-mail ddaniel@fdu.edu, for FDU students only.

NJ.com schreibt:

Only students will be allowed to attend, but Bruce Springsteen will make a May 6 appearance at the Dreyfuss Theatre at Fairleigh Dickinson University in Madison, as part of the school’s Wamfest (Words And Music Festival).
The event is titled “Jersey Rain: Robert Pinsky and Bruce Springsteen, in Conversation and Performance with John Wesley Harding.” Pinsky, a poet and essayist, is a Long Branch native who has served as United States poet laureate. Harding is a singer-songwriter who has crossed paths with Springsteen, occasionally, and is serving as Wamfest’s artist-in-residence and curator.

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Feb 9 2010

Little Steven: “Let’s not rebuild Haiti; let’s reimagine it”

E Street Band Gitarrist und Radiomoderator Little Steven van Zandt hat folgenden Text veröffentlicht. In seinem Essay fordert er die freie Welt auf, Haiti zu helfen und das Land zu erneuern. Um dem Inselstaat eine Chance zu geben, bedarf es keine Spendenaktionen, sondern eine dauerhafte Hilfe.

Little Steven schreibt auf Politico.com:

As I watched “Meet the Press” host David Gregory recently ask former Presidents Bill Clinton and George W. Bush what it’s going to take to restore Haiti to how it was, my heart started paying attention.
Gregory was asking the normal questions, and Clinton and Bush gave the appropriate answers. But it occurred to me that, my God, unless something radical is done, that’s exactly what’s going to happen. Haiti will be restored to what it was. And that’s the last thing Haiti needs … weiterlesen

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Jan 24 2010

“Ranney School Benefit” im “Stone Pony” – Asbury Park, NJ

Am Samstag, 23. Januar 2010, fand das alljährliche “Ranney School Benefit Concert” im Stone Pony, Asbury Park, NJ statt. Bruce Springsteen unterstützte die “Bobby Bandiera Band” und sammelte Spenden für die in Tinton Falls, NJ beheimatete Privatschule. Mit von der Partie waren ausserdem Ehefrau Patti Scialfa und Southside Johnny.

Setlist:

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Out in the Street
Cover Me
Seven Nights to Rock
Spirit In the Night
Talk to me (mit Southside Johnny)
Proud Mary (mit Southside Johnny)
Tell him (mit Patti Scialfa)
Two Hearts
Jambalaya (On the Bayou)
You Really Got a Hold on Me
Radio Nowhere
Waitin ‘ On a Sunny Day
Sherry Darling (mit Southside Johnny)
The Fever (mit Southside Johnny)
Darlington County
Pretty Woman
Brilliant Disguise
The Boy From New York City (mit Patti Scialfa)
Pink Cadillac
Dancing in the Dark
Having A Party (mit Southside Johnny)
Detroit Medley (mit Southside Johnny)
Tenth Avenue Freeze-Out
Glory Days
Higher and Higher
Twist and Shout

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Jan 23 2010

“Hope for Haiti” – Spendengala

Gestern Abend trafen weit über 100 Weltstars bei der Spendengala “Hope for Haiti” in den MTV Studios in Los Angeles, New York und London aufeinander. Neben Coldplay, Alicia Keys, Stevie Wonder, Shakira und vielen anderen, beteiligte sich auch Bruce Springsteen an diesem Spendenmarathon.
‘Der Boss’ performte den Song “We Shall Overcome”.

NJ.com schreibt:

There was heartbreak in prime time tonight, as dozens of television networks — as well as many radio stations and Web sites — broadcast the “Hope For Haiti Now” telethon.
For two hours, A-list musicians ranging from Bruce Springsteen to Madonna performed songs of sorrow and inspiration in New York, Los Angeles and London studios. There were no standard show-biz introductions, no audiences to offer applause, and no commercials to break the mood … weiterlesen

Setlist:

  • Alicia Keys: “Prelude to a Kiss”
  • Coldplay: “A Message”
  • Bruce Springsteen: “We Shall Overcome”
  • Stevie Wonder: “A Time to Love”/ “Bridge Over Troubled Water”
  • Shakira: “I’ll Stand by You”
  • John Legend: “Motherless Child”
  • Mary J. Blige: “Hard Times”
  • Taylor Swift: “Breathless”
  • Christina Aguilera: “Lift Me Up”
  • Sting: “Driven To Tears”
  • Beyoncé: “Halo”
  • Sheryl Crow, Keith Urban and Kid Rock: “Lean on Me”
  • Madonna: “Like a Prayer”
  • Justin Timberlake: “Hallelujah”
  • Jennifer Hudson: “Let It Be”
  • Emeline Michel: “Many Rivers To Cross”
  • Jay-Z, Rihanna mit Bono und The Edge (U2): “Stranded (Haiti Mon Amour)”
  • Dave Matthews & Neil Young: “Alone & Forsaken”
  • Wyclef Jean: “Rivers of Babylon”

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