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Mar052013

Josh Groban Joins American Cancer Society's 100th Birthday Campaign, Gets "Live from Lincoln Center" Special

Facebook.com/JoshGrobanJosh Groban is among the celebrities appearing in a new series of ads to mark the American Cancer Society's 100th birthday campaign, "Finish the Fight."

In a new TV commercial, Josh is shown at a train station, where he brings people to a halt by hooking up an amplifier and asking for a moment of silence to honor "the 577,000 Americans who died of cancer this year."  When he gets no response, he reconsiders and says, "You know, actually, silence is the last thing that we need.  We need to join the American Cancer Society in their most aggressive assault on cancer yet."

"Two out of three people are surviving cancer," he continues. "We shouldn't be silent 'til it's three out of three!"  He finishes by yelling, "Let's make some noise! Let's finish this fight!" as everyone around him applauds.  Other stars involved in the campaign include Michael Douglas and Mary J. Blige.

In other Josh news, Live from Lincoln Center will feature a special on April 12 called Josh Groban: All That Echoes.  The special is adapted from an intimate performance Josh gave in New York City the night before the release of his new album All That Echoes, which was beamed live to movie theaters across the country.  The special airs at 9 p.m. ET on PBS stations; check local listings.

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