Bruce Springsteen will be receiving his official welcome into the American Academy of Arts and Sciences this weekend.
The rocker is one of the 198 new members who were voted into the Academy earlier this year. The prestigious honorary society draws members from all fields, and provides policy research into a variety of areas including art, culture, education, technology, energy, and global security.
Folk legend Pete Seeger, Herbie Hancock, and actors Robert De Niro and Sally Field are among those joining Springsteen as newly elected members. Filmmaker Albert Maysles, whose credits include the 1968 documentary "Monterey Pop" and 1970's "Gimme Shelter," about the Rolling Stones' ill-fated Altamont concert, has also been tapped for the honor.
Springsteen and the others will be celebrated as new Academy members in a ceremony in Cambridge, Massachusetts on Saturday.
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