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10 Great Concerts for a Cause

From the Festival for Peace to 12-12-12

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NEW YORK - OCTOBER 21: British pop star Paul McCartney performs on stage alongside other artists at "The Concert for New York City" held at Madison Square Gardens on October 20, 2001 in New York. (Photo by Dave Hogan/Getty Images)

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When disaster strikes, whether nature or humanity is the cause, we've come to expect rock stars to respond. And when they do, they've not only raised money and awareness, but have given us surprising collaborations, moving interpretations of familiar songs and ways to collectively process our grief.

Shining a Light: A Concert for Progress on Race in America is tackling this head-on, raising money for a United Way fund with a concert to be broadcast on A+E Networks (A&E, History, Lifetime, FYI, LMN, H2) on November 20th, 8/7c. Artists on board include Bruce Springsteen, Sting, Pharrell Williams, Miguel, Ed Sheeran, Eric Church, Jill Scott and more. Here are 10 concerts that helped pave the way.

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