Bruce Springsteen raises awareness during Greensboro stop

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GREENSBORO, N.C. -- Bruce Springsteen is coming to Greensboro, but while music is the order of the day he'll be doing more than playing his hits.

The famous rocker is also lending his support to two groups -- the Urban Ministries of Greensboro and People of Faith Against the Death Penalty, a national group based in Carrboro.

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The Greensboro Urban Ministry will be accepting canned food and cash donations at the concert.

People of Faith Against the Death Penalty will also have a table to distribute literature at Memorial Coliseum, and will collect donations and petition signatures.

Stephen Dear, the group's executive director, says Springsteen has given the group similar support at past concert tour stops in North Carolina.

Among Springsteen's famous songs is the Oscar-nominated ``Dead Man Walking,'' written for the anti-death penalty film of the same name.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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