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Review special written by Eric Greene.
Sure the audience included hotshots like Lady Gaga walking arm in arm with Tony Bennett, movie star Jeff Bridges, producer Brian Grazer, record industry giant T-Bone Burnett, even the 39th President of the United States Jimmy Carter.
But the hottest-shot of the night at the star-studded Musicares “Person of the Year Tribute to Bob Dylan” last Friday was the man of the hour himself. Hailed as America’s greatest songwriter, the voice of his generation, the poet laureate of Rock n’ Roll, and about a dozen other labels which he rejects, Dylan gave a dazzling acceptance speech that was at turns humble and defiant, funny and honest, erudite and plain-spoken. There are not many people who could have the top musicians in the country serve as their warm up act, but that’s exactly what happened as some of music’s most celebrated artists performed a 2 and a half hour concert of classics form Dylan’s 50-year career and raised a record-setting over 7 million dollars for the Musicares foundation that helps artists in times of financial, medial and personal need (hyperlink to: http://www.grammy.org/musicares).
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