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Actor Gary Sinise Headlines Show For Navy Yard Workers

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Hollywood actor and musician Gary Sinise is headlining a concert tonight to support employees of the Washington Navy Yard.

The USO concert, at DAR Constitution Hall, comes more than two months after a former Navy reservist killed 12 people inside a Navy Yard building before shooting himself.

Sinise and his cover band, the Lt. Dan Band, will play for those impacted by the Sept. 16 shooting. The group, which often plays for events benefiting veterans, is named after Sinise's character in the Oscar-winning 1994 film "Forrest Gump.''

Sinise says the concert was originally planned for an earlier date but ran into little snag.

"We had a concert all set for Oct. 24 right there at the Navy yard," Sinise says. "We were goin to do it right outside there in the park, but then the government shutdown kinda put the kibosh on that."

The performance is open to service members in the region, civilian employees of the Department of the Navy, contractors and their families.

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