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Annual Bridge School benefit concert takes hiatus as host Neil Young bows out

Annual Bridge School benefit concert takes hiatus as host Neil Young bows out

After 30 years, the annual Bridge School benefit concert in Northern California is taking a hiatus. Its long-term future is uncertain, apparently a casualty of the 2014 divorce between the concert’s principal figures, musician-philanthropists Neil and Pegi Young.

The pair had worked together annually on the event that they started in 1986 to help fund the Hillsborough, Calif., institution that serves severely disabled students. Their son, Ben, is among many Bridge School alumni.

“Although I will continue in fundraising efforts, for personal reasons beginning this year I will no longer be hosting The Bridge School Concert,” Neil Young wrote in

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