Springsteen, Katy Perry boost Biden at inauguration concert

Washington (AFP) – Fireworks burst over the White House Wednesday for a star-studded night of socially distanced music celebrating America’s new President Joe Biden, a pandemic-era special that replaced the traditional bevy of balls. A-listers made a valiant effort to keep up the energy at the mostly virtual, pre-produced show dubbed “Celebrating America.” Among the few live artists was opener Bruce Springsteen, a man strumming his guitar in solitude, save for Abraham Lincoln in his neoclassical sanctuary. Clad in jeans, a black peacoat and three discreet gold hoops in his ears, America’s dad …

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