Springsteen to receive Ellis Island Award

Today, April 22nd, Bruce Springsteen will receive the Ellis Island Family Heritage Award, because of his European roots, as his family came thru Ellis Island from Italy in 1900. The honor, presented by the Statue of Liberty-Ellis Island Foundation, Inc., is for immigrants or their descendants «who have made a major contribution to the American experience. NBC Nightly News anchor Brian Williams will emcee the event and former Chrysler CEO Lee Iacocca, also chairman of the foundation, is presenting the awards. Bruce is not expected to perform at this event, though the organizers say “We’d be thrilled if he came here with a guitar on his back”.

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