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Gary Sinise Rocks Old Town

The CSI: New York star held a rock concert to benefit a marine who lost three limbs in the line of duty.


The star of CSI: New York held a concert in Old Town today to benefit a wounded Marine.

Gary Sinise performed with his group, the Lt. Dan Band, in front of the .

The concert aimed to raise money to build a house in Temecula for Juan Dominguez who lost three limbs in the line of duty.

To read about him, .

Sinise thanked Dominguez for his sacrifice between songs. "They are out there, and they defend us every single day," Sinise said to the crowd.

The City of Temecula honored Dominguez by naming a day after him. To read about that, .

Then, a stage hand escorted Dominguez onto the stage to a set of bongos.

With his only arm, Dominguez jammed along with the group as it played "Smooth" by Carlos Santana.

"Gary, God bless you," a woman shouted from the crowd. "Gary, you're the man," another person shouted.

The concert was great, but the cause was even better, some attendees said.

"It's a great show, and it's a great cause. We're really here to support the soldier," said Steve Swanson, 46, a Murrieta resident.

Sinise's stardom was a draw for some attendees.

"She's a Gary Sinise fiend," said Ladean Bellmar about her aunt, Lois McConner, who was standing nearby.

They drove to Temecula from Los Angeles to see the show, Bellmar said.

For some locals, having such a big event in their neighborhoods was a great excuse to get out of the house. "I don't really get out too much, so this is really fun for me," said Menifee resident Bridgett Hardin.

To see a photo gallery of the event, .

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