Musicians Take Part In Hurricane Sandy Benefit Show

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Hurricane Sandy hit the U.S. Northeast area so bad that about a hundred lives were lost and many were left without homes, food and electricity. The storm has immensely affected their way of life.

To help out the calamity victims, American celebrities, most of whom are identified with New Jersey and New York, took part in a televised fund-raiser called "Hurricane Sandy: Coming Together". Jon Bon Jovi and Bruce Springsteen, both natives of New Jersey, which was badly hit by Sandy, leads the pack of musicians and actors who performed. Christina Aguilera, who was born in Staten Island in New York, one of the worst hit by the storm, also took part in the 1-hour commercial-free television special. 

Sting, Billy Joel, Aerosmith, Mary J. Blige, Jimmy Fallon, Tina Fey, Jon Stewart, Whoopi Goldberg, Kevin Bacon and Danny DeVito completed the roster of stars who appeared in the benefit gig, hosted by "Today" show anchor Matt Lauer.

Images of the devastation and songs that offer messages of hope were witnessed during the telethon, encouraging viewers to donate and help Hurricane Sandy's victims.