Bruce Springsteen performing in November at Madison Square Garden. Jemal Countess/Getty Images hide caption

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Clockwise from upper left: St. Vincent, Bruce Springsteen, Damien Jurado, Maria Linden of I Break Horses Courtesy of the artists hide caption

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Guatemalan author Eduardo Halfon's most recent book, The Polish Boxer, mesmerized us. Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Nils Lofgren, Bruce Springsteen and Stevie Van Zandt performing in Paris earlier this month. David Wolff-Patrick/Redferns via Getty Images hide caption

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In a nearly hour-long address from the stage of the Austin Convention Center at South By Southwest, Bruce Springsteen spoke about his life as a musician and artists who influenced his career. Brian Birzer/SXSW hide caption

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