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Steven Van Zandt is being recognized for his charitable efforts.  The E Street Band guitarist is among those who'll be honored Tuesday night at the We Are Family Foundation's annual Celebration Gala. 

The rocker is slated to receive the organization's 2014 Humanitarian Award at the event.  But Steven isn't just an honoree -- he's also appearing as a performer.  Van Zandt will join Chic's Nile Rodgers in playing a special tribute to the late Nelson Mandela. 

The 2014 Celebration Gala will take place at New York's Hammerstein Ballroom.  Money raised through the event will go to the We Are Family Foundation. 

Rodgers co-founded the organization to support and promote civic pride and unity in America following the September 11th, 2001 terrorist attacks. 

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