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Springsteen, Sting, Bon Jovi come together for Sandy relief telethon

Bruce Springsteen at a concert in Fenway Park in August.

Barry Chin/Globe Staff

Bruce Springsteen at a concert in Fenway Park in August.

More and more this is becoming a common reaction to mass disasters. Something horrible happens and the stars come together to raise money with a telethon. It happened after 9/11, after Hurricane Katrina, after the Haiti earthquake. So naturally, Sandy begat “Hurricane Sandy: Coming Together.” More details here.

Tune in Friday night at 8 for the telethon and concert on NBC, and a few other places, such as Bravo, CNBC, E!, G4, MSNBC, Style, Syfy, USA and it will be streamed live on NBC.com. Host Matt Lauer will welcome Bruce Springsteen, Billy Joel, Jon Bon Jovi, Sting, Christina Aguilera, and others to the Rockefeller Plaza studios. Money collected will go to the American Red Cross. If you’re wondering if these telethons actually succeed, the Katrina one raised $50 million for the Red Cross.

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