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Springsteen honored as person of the year.

Wednesday, January 02, 2013 - 00:54

Jan. 02 - Springsteen to be honored as MusiCares person of the year. John Russell reports.

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U.S. rocker Bruce Springsteen has been named MusiCares' 2013 Person of the Year in recognition of his artistic achievements as well as his philanthropic work, the Recording Academy said on Wednesday (January 02). The 63-year-old singer/songwriter will be honored at a February 8 gala in Los Angeles and held in conjunction with the annual Grammy Awards, the recording world's most prestigious honors which will be handed out on February 10. "The Boss" has actively supported many charities over the years, including those focused on homelessness, hunger and helping veterans, and last year he participated in benefit concerts to aid victims of superstorm Sandy. Past MusiCares Person of the Year honorees have included Tony Bennett, Bono, Paul McCartney and Barbra Streisand. New Jersey native Springsteen, known for hits including "Born to Run," "Born in the U.S.A." and "Dancing in the Dark," has won a string of honors including Grammy, Golden Globe and Academy Awards.

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Springsteen honored as person of the year.

Wednesday, January 02, 2013 - 00:54