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Springsteen, Simon set for New York post-pandemic concert

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New York (AFP) – Bruce Springsteen, Paul Simon and Jennifer Hudson will star at a major concert in Central Park this summer to mark New York’s emergence from the Covid-19 pandemic, officials announced Thursday. Mayor Bill de Blasio had last month announced the concert, set for August, billing it as a way to celebrate the Big Apple’s “rebirth” following the crisis that has killed more than 33,000 city residents. He┬ánamed┬áthe 71-year-old Springsteen, who hails from nearby New Jersey, singer-songwriter Simon, 79, and 39-year-old R&B singer and actress Hudson as the first confirmed acts. Officials…

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