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Hot 2011 summer concerts in NYC

Singer/musician Lenny Kravitz performs on NBC's

Singer/musician Lenny Kravitz performs on NBC's "Today" at Rockefeller Plaza in Manhattan. (Sept. 2, 2011) Photo Credit: Getty Images

The biggest names in music, including Lady Gaga and Rihanna, Maroon 5 and Chris Brown, entertain crowds for free in Manhattan.

Singer/musician Lenny Kravitz performs on NBC's
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Singer/musician Lenny Kravitz performs on NBC's "Today" at Rockefeller Plaza in Manhattan. (Sept. 2, 2011)

Lenny Kravitz performs on NBC's
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Lenny Kravitz performs on NBC's "Today" show at Rockefeller Plaza in Manhattan on Sept. 2, 2011.

Singer/actress Mary J. Blige performs on ABC's
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Singer/actress Mary J. Blige performs on ABC's "Good Morning America" at Rumsey Playfield, Central Park in Manhattan. (Sept. 2, 2011)

Singer/actress Mary J. Blige performs on ABC's
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Singer/actress Mary J. Blige performs on ABC's "Good Morning America" at Rumsey Playfield, Central Park in Manhattan. (Sept. 2, 2011)

Singer/songwriter Lenny Kravitz performs at Terminal 5 in
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Singer/songwriter Lenny Kravitz performs at Terminal 5 in Manhattan. (Aug. 31, 2011)

Singer/songwriter Lenny Kravitz performs at Terminal 5 in
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Singer/songwriter Lenny Kravitz performs at Terminal 5 in Manhattan. (Aug. 31, 2011)

Stevie Nicks performs on ABC's
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Stevie Nicks performs on ABC's "Good Morning America" at Rumsey Playfield, Central Park in New York City. (August 26, 2011)

Stevie Nicks performs on ABC's
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Stevie Nicks performs on ABC's "Good Morning America" at Rumsey Playfield, Central Park in New York City. (August 26, 2011)

Stevie Nicks performs on ABC's
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Stevie Nicks performs on ABC's "Good Morning America" at Rumsey Playfield, Central Park in New York City. (August 26, 2011)

Singer Pat Monahan of Train performs on NBC's
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Singer Pat Monahan of Train performs on NBC's "Today" at Rockefeller Center in New York City. (August 26, 2011)

Singer Pat Monahan of Train performs on NBC's
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Singer Pat Monahan of Train performs on NBC's "Today" at Rockefeller Center in New York City. (August 26, 2011)

Harry Connick Jr. and daughter Kate Connick perform
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Harry Connick Jr. and daughter Kate Connick perform a song for New Orleans at CBS Early Show Studio Plaza in Manhattan. (Aug. 13, 2011)

Zac Brown of the Zac Brown Band performs
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Zac Brown of the Zac Brown Band performs on NBC's "Today" at Rockefeller Center in Manhattan. (Aug. 12, 2011)

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"American Idol" finalist Pia Toscano at the "Good Morning America" summer concert series in Central Park. (Aug. 12, 2011)

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"American Idol" runner-ups Haley Reinhart and Jacob Lusk perform on ABC's "Good Morning America" at Rumsey Playfield, Central Park in Manhattan. (Aug. 12, 2011)

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"American Idol" runner-up Lauren Alaina performs on ABC's "Good Morning America" at Rumsey Playfield in Central Park in Manhattan. (Aug. 12, 2011)

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"American Idol" runner-up Haley Reinhart and "American Idol" 2011 winner Scotty McCreery perform on ABC's "Good Morning America" at Rumsey Playfield, Central Park in Manhattan. (Aug. 12, 2011)

Nakia, Frenchie Davis, Beverly McClellan, Vicci Martinez, Dia
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Nakia, Frenchie Davis, Beverly McClellan, Vicci Martinez, Dia Frampton, Xenia, Javier Colon and Casey Weston, all finalists on the first season of the hit show, "The Voice," backstage before their concert at The Beacon Theatre in Manhattan. (Aug. 6, 2011)

Nicki Minaj performs on ABC's
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Nicki Minaj performs on ABC's "Good Morning America" at Central Park in Manhattan. (Aug. 5, 2011)

Singer/rapper Nicki Minaj performs on ABC's
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Singer/rapper Nicki Minaj performs on ABC's "Good Morning America" at Rumsey Playfield in Central Park. (Aug. 5, 2011)

Singer/rapper Nicki Minaj performs on ABC's
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Singer/rapper Nicki Minaj performs on ABC's "Good Morning America" at Rumsey Playfield in Central Park in Manhattan. (Aug. 5, 2011)

Nicki Minaj performs on ABC's Good Morning America
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Nicki Minaj performs on ABC's Good Morning America in Manhattan. (Aug. 5, 2011)

Singer Adam Levine of Maroon 5 performs on
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Singer Adam Levine of Maroon 5 performs on NBC's "Today" at Rockefeller Plaza in Manhattan. (Aug. 5, 2011)

Singer Adam Levine of Maroon 5 performs on
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Singer Adam Levine of Maroon 5 performs on NBC's "Today" at Rockefeller Plaza in Manhattan. (Aug. 5, 2011)

Singer Adam Levine of Maroon 5 performs on
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Singer Adam Levine of Maroon 5 performs on NBC's "Today" at Rockefeller Plaza in Manhattan. (Aug. 5, 2011)

Singer Adam Levine of Maroon 5 performs on
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Singer Adam Levine of Maroon 5 performs on NBC's "Today" at Rockefeller Plaza in Manhattan. (Aug. 5, 2011)

Singer/actor Matthew Morrison performs at the Beacon Theatre
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Singer/actor Matthew Morrison performs at the Beacon Theatre in Manhattan. (Aug. 1, 2011)

Singer Arnel Pineda, left, and guitar player Neal
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Singer Arnel Pineda, left, and guitar player Neal Schon of the band Journey performs at the 2011 "Today" summer concert series at Rockefeller Plaza in Manhattan. (July 29, 2011)

Guitar player Neal Schon of the band Journey
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Guitar player Neal Schon of the band Journey performs at the 2011 "Today" summer concert series at Rockefeller Plaza in Manhattan. (July 29, 2011)

Guitar player Neal Schon of the band Journey
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Guitar player Neal Schon of the band Journey performs at the 2011 "Today" summer concert series at Rockefeller Plaza in Manhattan. (July 29, 2011)

Singer Arnel Pineda of the band Journey performs
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Singer Arnel Pineda of the band Journey performs at the 2011 Today Summer Concert series at Rockefeller Plaza in Manhattan. (July 29, 2011)

Keyboard player Jonathan Cain, guitar player Neal Schon,
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Keyboard player Jonathan Cain, guitar player Neal Schon, singer Arnel Pineda, drummer Deen Castronovo, and bass player Ross Valory of the band Journey perform at the 2011 "Today" summer concert series at Rockefeller Plaza in Manhattan. (July 29, 2011)

Musician Gavin Rossdale of the rock group Bush
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Musician Gavin Rossdale of the rock group Bush performs at The Bowery Ballroom in Manhattan. (July 28, 2011)

Musician Gavin Rossdale of the rock group Bush
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Musician Gavin Rossdale of the rock group Bush performs at The Bowery Ballroom in Manhattan. (July 28, 2011)

Rihanna performed at the Nassau Coliseum. (July 19,
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Rihanna performed at the Nassau Coliseum. (July 19, 2011)

Singer/songwriter Brad Paisley performs on ABC's
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Singer/songwriter Brad Paisley performs on ABC's "Good Morning America" at Rumsey Playfield, Central Park in Manhattan. (July 15, 2011)

Singer/songwriter Brad Paisley performs on ABC's
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Singer/songwriter Brad Paisley performs on ABC's "Good Morning America" at Rumsey Playfield, Central Park in Manhattan. (July 15, 2011)

Singer Chris Brown performs on NBC's
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Singer Chris Brown performs on NBC's "Today" show at Rockefeller Plaza in Manhattan. Thousands showed up to see him, by "Today" show estimates. (July 15, 2011)

Singer Chris Brown performs on NBC's
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Singer Chris Brown performs on NBC's "Today" show at Rockefeller Plaza in Manhattan. (July 15, 2011)

Chris Brown performs on NBC's
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Chris Brown performs on NBC's "Today" show at Rockefeller Plaza in Manhattan on July 15, 2011.

Swizz Beatz performs during the 2011 Sounds Like
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Swizz Beatz performs during the 2011 Sounds Like PAPER concert at The House of Vans in Manhattan. (July 6, 2011)

Swizz Beatz performs during the 2011 Sounds Like
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Swizz Beatz performs during the 2011 Sounds Like PAPER concert at The House of Vans in Manhattan. (July 6, 2011)

Joe Jonas performs during the 2011 Sounds Like
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Joe Jonas performs during the 2011 Sounds Like PAPER Concert at The House of Vans in Manhattan. (July 6, 2011)

Beyonce performs on ABC's
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Beyonce performs on ABC's "Good Morning America" in Manhattan. (July 1, 2011)

Beyonce performs on ABC's
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Beyonce performs on ABC's "Good Morning America" at Rumsey Playfield in Central Park. (July 1, 2011)

Beyonce performs on ABCs
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Beyonce performs on ABCs "Good Morning America" Manhattan. (July 1, 2011)

Beyonce performs on ABC's
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Beyonce performs on ABC's "Good Morning America" in Manhattan. (July 1, 2011)

Beyonce wears a leotard while performing on ABC's
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Beyonce wears a leotard while performing on ABC's "Good Morning America" at Rumsey Playfield in Central Park. (July 1, 2011)

Former
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Former "American Idol" winner David Cook performs songs from his sophmore album, "This Loud Morning," at Best Buy in Manhattan. (June 28, 2011)

David Cook performs songs from his sophmore album,
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David Cook performs songs from his sophmore album, "This Loud Morning," at Best Buy in Manhattan. (June 28, 2011)

Recording artist David Gray performs at the CBS
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Recording artist David Gray performs at the CBS "Early Show" Studio Plaza in Manhattan. (June 27, 2011)

Florence Welch of Florence and The Machine performs
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Florence Welch of Florence and The Machine performs on stage at Central Park SummerStage in Manhattan. (June 24, 2011)

Florence Welch of Florence and The Machine performs
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Florence Welch of Florence and The Machine performs on stage at Central Park SummerStage in Manhattan. (June 24, 2011)

Florence Welch of Florence and the Machine performs
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Florence Welch of Florence and the Machine performs on ABC's "Good Morning America" in Manhattan. (June 24, 2011)

Florence Welch of Florence and the Machine performs
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Florence Welch of Florence and the Machine performs on ABC�s Good Morning America in New York, Friday, June 24, 2011. (AP Photo/Charles Sykes)

Florence Welch of Florence and the Machine performs
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Florence Welch of Florence and the Machine performs on ABC's "Good Morning America" in Manhattan. (June 24, 2011)

Singer Bruno Mars performs on NBC's
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Singer Bruno Mars performs on NBC's "Today" at Rockefeller Center in Manhattan on June 24, 2011.

Singer Bruno Mars performs on NBC's
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Singer Bruno Mars performs on NBC's "Today" show at Rockefeller Center in Manhattan. (June 24, 2011)

Singer Bruno Mars performs on NBC's
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Singer Bruno Mars performs on NBC's "Today" show at Rockefeller Center in Manhattan. (June 24, 2011)

Singer Kenny Chesney performs at NBC's
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Singer Kenny Chesney performs at NBC's "Today" at Rockefeller Center in New York City. (June 17 2011)

Singer Kenny Chesney performs at NBC's
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Singer Kenny Chesney performs at NBC's "Today" at Rockefeller Center in New York City. (June 17 2011)

Country singer Grace Potter blows a kiss during
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Country singer Grace Potter blows a kiss during her appearance on the NBC "Today" television program in New York. (June 17 2011)

Selena Gomez performs on ABC's Good Morning America
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Selena Gomez performs on ABC's Good Morning America in New York. (June 17 2011)

Selena Gomez performs on ABC's Good Morning America
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Selena Gomez performs on ABC's Good Morning America in New York, Friday. (June 17 2011)

Selena Gomez performs on ABC's Good Morning America
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Selena Gomez performs on ABC's Good Morning America in New York, Friday. (June 17 2011)

Jennifer Hudson performs on CBS's
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Jennifer Hudson performs on CBS's "The Early Show" at the CBS Early Show Studio Plaza in Manhattan. (June 14, 2011)

Jennifer Hudson performs on CBS's
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Jennifer Hudson performs on CBS's "The Early Show" at the CBS Early Show Studio Plaza in Manhattan. (June 14, 2011)

Singer Jennifer Hudson performs on ABC's
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Singer Jennifer Hudson performs on ABC's "Good Morning America" at Rumsey Playfield, Central Park. (June 10, 2011)

Singer Jennifer Hudson performs on ABC's
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Singer Jennifer Hudson performs on ABC's "Good Morning America" at Rumsey Playfield, Central Park. (June 10, 2011)

Singer/musician Danny O'Donaghue of The Script performs on
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Singer/musician Danny O'Donaghue of The Script performs on NBC's "Today" in Rockefeller Plaza in New York City. (June 10, 2011)

Singer/musician Danny O'Donaghue of The Script performs
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Singer/musician Danny O'Donaghue of The Script performs on NBC's "Today" in Rockefeller Plaza in New York City. (June 10, 2011)

Singer Jordan Knight of New Kids On The
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Singer Jordan Knight of New Kids On The Block performs on NBC's "Today" at Rockefeller Center. (June 3, 2011)

Singers AJ McLean, Joey McIntyre, Brian Littrell, Jordan
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Singers AJ McLean, Joey McIntyre, Brian Littrell, Jordan Knight, Nick Carter, Jonathan Knight, Donnie Wahlberg, Howie Dorough and Danny Wood of NKOTBSB pose for a photo at NBC's "Today" at Rockefeller Center. (June 3, 2011)

Vocalist Belinda Carlisle of the Go-Go's performs on
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Vocalist Belinda Carlisle of the Go-Go's performs on ABC's "Good Morning America" at Rumsey Playfield, Central Park. (June 3, 2011)

Jane Wiedlin of The Go-Go's performs on ABC's
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Jane Wiedlin of The Go-Go's performs on ABC's Good Morning America in New York. (June 3, 2011)

Vocalist Belinda Carlisle, left, and guitarist Jane Wiedlin
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Vocalist Belinda Carlisle, left, and guitarist Jane Wiedlin of the Go-Go's perform on ABC's "Good Morning America" at Rumsey Playfield, Central Park. (June 3, 2011)

The Go-Go's, from left, Charlotte Caffey, Gina Schock,
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The Go-Go's, from left, Charlotte Caffey, Gina Schock, Jane Wiedlin, Belinda Carlisle and Kathy Valentine, perform on ABC's "Good Morning America." (June 3, 2011)

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"American Idol" winner Scotty McCreery performs on NBC's "Today" at Rockefeller Center in Manhattan. (June 2, 2011)

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"American Idol" runner up Lauren Alaina and "Idol" winner Scotty McCreery perform on NBC's "Today" at Rockefeller Center in Manhattan. (June 2, 2011)

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"American Idol" winner Scotty McCreery and Lauren Alaina perform on NBC's "Today" at Rockefeller Center in Manhattan. (June 2, 2011)

Singer Rihanna performs on NBC's
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Singer Rihanna performs on NBC's "Today" in Rockefeller Plaza in Manhattan. (May 27, 2011)

Singer Rihanna performs on NBC's
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Singer Rihanna performs on NBC's "Today" in Rockefeller Plaza in Manhattan. (May 27, 2011)

Singer Rihanna kicks off the
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Singer Rihanna kicks off the "Today" Show's summer concert series in Rockefeller Plaza in Manhattan. (May 27, 2011)

Rihanna performs on NBC's
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Rihanna performs on NBC's "Today" in Rockefeller Plaza in Manhattan. A small fire at a recent Dallas show caused Rihanna to cancel her set on May 27, 2011.

Musician Lady Gaga performs on ABC's
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Musician Lady Gaga performs on ABC's "Good Morning America" in Central Park in Manhattan on May 27, 2011.

Musician Lady Gaga performs on ABC's
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Musician Lady Gaga performs on ABC's "Good Morning America" in Manhattan on May 27, 2011.

Musician Lady Gaga performs on ABC's
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Musician Lady Gaga performs on ABC's "Good Morning America" in Central Park in Manhattan on May 27, 2011.

Musician Lady Gaga performs on ABC's
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Musician Lady Gaga performs on ABC's "Good Morning America" in Central Park in Manhattan on May 27, 2011.

Musician Lady Gaga performs on ABC's
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Musician Lady Gaga performs on ABC's "Good Morning America" in Central Park in Manhattan on May 27, 2011.

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