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A photographic chronicle of a wonderful event in honor of a beautiful man to benefit a very worthy cause.

The Classic Rock & Roll Party – a Tribute to Clarence Clemons to Benefit Home Safe, the Big Man's favorite charity, at Hard Rock Live, Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino on 10/1/2011.

For the last five years, Clarence Clemons, the legendary saxophonist and member of Bruce Springsteen’s E Street Band, had served as host of Home Safe’s annual fundraising initiative – helping to raise considerable amounts of money to aid abused children and victims of domestic violence. Sadly, he passed away suddenly and unexpectedly in June from complications of a stroke.

The stellar roster of musicians who performed in honor of Clarence Clemons at the event included:
Jake Clemons, Davy Jones (The Monkees), Nicko McBrain (Iron Maiden), Gary U.S. Bonds, J.T. Bowen (Clarence Clemons and the Red Bank Rockers), Alan White (Yes), Bobby Blotzer (Ratt), Alto Reed (Bob Seeger), Mark Stein (Vanilla Fudge), Brett Loewenstern (2011 American Idol), The School of Rock (South Florida), Dale Powers, and Clarence Clemons Band - the Temple of Soul (Keith Cronin, Billy Livesay, Steve Argy, John Colby, Randi Fishenfeld, and Tomas Diaz).

I had the pleasure of capturing photos of this benefit concert last weekend as the band photographer. Each photographer has their own vision that they bring into play when they shoot. For me, there is more to an event like this than just the up-close images of the featured artists and esteemed speakers. All involved – musicians, artists, speakers, venue, and all those behind the scenes – gave 100% of their performance and effort to make this event the success that it was… a true tribute to the man and one of his cherished missions.

The panorama shots from the event give you a taste of the big picture… a visual of the event on a grander scale.

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