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Toni Braxton Takes Part in Autism Charity Auction

01 Apr

R&B singer Toni Braxton arrived in New York City on Wednesday, March 30, to open bidding on the second annual Lindt Gold Bunny Celebrity Auction, a benefit for non-profit organization Autism Speaks.

Braxton joined fellow artists Fergie, Nick Cannon, Celine Dion and 84 other celebs in autographing the gold bunnies, which fans and collectors can bid on throughout the month of April, with 100% of the proceeds going towards Autism Speaks, a charity close to Braxton’s heart.

“As a mother of a son with autism, this is a cause that I am very passionate about,” Braxton said in a statement. “I’m excited to be a part of the Lindt Gold Bunny Celebrity Auction, and honored to have the opportunity to help raise funds and awareness for Autism Speaks.”

The 2011 Lindt Gold Bunny Auction is almost twice as big as last year’s event, which included 59 gold bunnies and raised $10,000 for Autism Speaks.

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Posted by on April 1, 2011 in World News

 

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3 responses to “Toni Braxton Takes Part in Autism Charity Auction

  1. Evil. P

    April 22, 2011 at 1:00 AM

    When Toni first stepped onto the scene with this debut, she easily defined herself as an artist to watch out for with one of the best albums of the decade. This was released back in ’93 when R&B wasn’t all about money and power. With the production team of LA Reid & Babyface, you really couldn’t go wrong at the time (as they were at the top of their game back then).The album starts off with "Another Sad Love Song" and "Breathe Again", two crossover hits that worked wonders on both urban and pop stations. Her voice takes you on an emotional ride like few artists can – probably because of her low octave range with excellent ability (actually, this applies to every song on this album). Next is "Seven Whole Days" – a very soulful track. This was followed by "Love Affair", "Candlelight", and "Spending My Time With You", and while they aren’t highlights to me, they are good songs nonetheless.The album continues with "Love Shoulda Brought You Home", originally from the Boomerang Soundtrack, this was the track that launched her into the spotlight. Not a big hit, but it portrayed her as a well established soul artist when it was actually her debut. "I Belong To You" and "How Many Ways" were smaller crossover hits, "I Belong To You" being a fairly upbeat R&B song, and "How Many Ways" featuring haunting vocals. The third big crossover hit "You Mean The World To Me" followed in "Breathe Again’s" footsteps as another great song. After this emotional rollercoaster, "Best Friend" can only look weak in comparison. The album finally finishes off with a "Breathe Again" Reprise.For overall content, I would have to rate this as one of the strongest debut album’s ever (easily Toni’s best work to date), and in my opinion this gets my vote for album of the 90’s. This is filled with many outstanding songs. If I had to pinpoint one, it would be "Another Sad Love Song", which edges out three others (Breathe Again, You Mean The World To Me, and Seven Whole Days) by a thread. If you were introduced to Toni Braxton by her recent work, I would pick this up because her vocals are unbelievably strong . By today’s standards its still a great album, more soulful than "The Heat", and more long-lasting than even "Secrets". An essential purchase for any fan of Soul/R&B.

     

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