What's a guitar lesson and recording session with Bruce Springsteen go for if you get to keep the guitar? $250,000. At least that's what a Garden State real estate magnate forked over at the annual Stand Up For Heroes benefit staged by Jon Stewart in the Theater at Madison Square Garden. The Wednesday (11/6) event in New York raised close to $5 million - a big leap after doubling the capacity by moving the event from the Beacon Theatre to the 5,600 seat venue. In addition to enjoying music from Bruce and his wife, Patti Scialfa, the sold-out house was treated to a performance by Pink Floyd veteran Roger Waters accompanied by a couple of dozen wounded veterans on John Lennon's Imagine, Floyd's Comfortably Numb and Leonard Cohen's Hallelujah. Comedians, Jim Gaffigan, Jerry Seinfeld and Bill Cosby also joined host Jon Stewart in making it an uplifting night of entertainment for the cause.
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