In pictures: NYC's comeback concert cut short

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A ample assemblage gathers successful Central Park for the "We Love NYC: The Homecoming Concert."

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Updated 1732 GMT (0132 HKT) August 22, 2021

A ample assemblage gathers successful Central Park for the "We Love NYC: The Homecoming Concert."

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Some of music's biggest names descended connected New York City's iconic Central Park for the "We Love NYC: The Homecoming Concert" connected Saturday to execute for a vaccinated assemblage of 60,000.

The performance was meant to beryllium "a solemnisation of New York City's comeback" aft a challenging 17 months marked by the Covid-19 pandemic and to "promote health, safety, and equity," according to a quality merchandise for the show. It aired exclusively connected CNN.

Nearly 3 hours aft the lawsuit started, attendees were evacuated owed to terrible upwind up of Hurricane Henri's anticipated Sunday landfall.

Earth, Wind and Fire execute a soundcheck up of the performance connected August 21.

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Spectators hold for the performance to begin.

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Jennifer Hudson performs "Nessun Dorma."

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A unit subordinate distributes escaped masks earlier the concert.

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Andrea Bocelli performs "O Sole Mio."

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A presumption of the assemblage during the concert.

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Scorpio, Spliff Star, Busta Rhymes, Fat Joe, LL Cool J, and Remy Ma execute onstage.

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A subordinate of the assemblage uses a telephone to seizure the moment.

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Guitar fable Carlos Santana performs "Maria Maria." Wyclef Jean joined Santana for the performance.

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The assemblage cheers during the performance

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Arnel Pineda and Neal Schon of Journey execute "Don't Stop Believin'."

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Clouds physique implicit the bandstand successful Central Park.

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Barry Manilow is interrupted portion performing onstage. The performance was suspended owed to weather.

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A terrible upwind informing is displayed connected a screen, asking assemblage members to question shelter.

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Audience members statesman to permission and instrumentality structure from the weather.

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While determination was anticipation the performance would resume if the upwind fto up, organizers made the determination not to resume.

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Members of the assemblage permission the performance successful hunt of structure from the storm.

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An bare signifier is illuminated by the letters NYC.

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