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Hollywood Concert Raises $5M for Kerry

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LOS ANGELES - Comedian Billy Crystal (news) called it "Woodstock for really, really rich people" as Hollywood's artists came out to raise $5 million to put Democrat John Kerry (news - web sites) in the White House.

"A presidential candidate needs all the friends he can get, even if they come from show business," said actor Ben Affleck (news), opening Thursday night's star-studded concert at the Walt Disney Concert Hall.

Barbra Streisand (news) and Neil Diamond (news) performed their 1978 hit "You Don't Bring Me Flowers" together for the first time in 24 years. Streisand also sang a special 2004 election version of her song "People."

The song poked fun at White House figures including President Bush (news - web sites), Vice President Cheney and Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld, "the spookiest person in the world.

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