Charity Buzz Partners With NYRP For The 7th Annual SpringFest
“2008 Flower Power Auction”

Mister D: I don’t know about the rest of you, but I’m so into humiliation and degradation that I shall surely be gunning for the the walk-on on The Sarah Silverman Show!!!! 🙂

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“Renowned entertainer Bette Midler founded the nonprofit New York Restoration Project (NYRP) in 1995 in the belief that clean and green neighborhoods are fundamental to the quality of life and that every community in New York City deserves an oasis of natural beauty. NYRP partners with individuals, community-based groups, and public agencies to reclaim, restore, and develop under-resourced parks, community gardens, and open space in New York City, primarily in economically disadvantaged neighborhoods.

As part of her successful fundraising efforts to benefit the New York Restoration Project, the Divine Miss M is well known for hosting her legendary Fall Hulaween gala and her annual Spring Picnic.

This year, charitybuzz is partnering with Bette Midler for the New York Restoration Project’s 2008 Flower Power Auction. We will be celebrating Bette’s love of parks and gardens in an online auction featuring celebrity friends of Bette’s who share her passion for gardening, as well as incredible trips from all over the globe that highlight the very finest gardens and parks of the world!”

Highlights of the New York Restoration Project’s Flower Power Auction, which takes place online May 12th-29th are the following:

  • Enjoy a Day on the Set of DAMAGES with Glenn Close
    Valid for 2 people, for one year, based on availability.

Damages is a legal thriller set in the world of New York high-stakes litigation. The series, which provides a view into the true nature of power and success, follows the turbulent lives of high-stake litigators.

Take this once in a lifetime opportunity to enjoy a day on the set of this exciting dramatic series with the one and only award winning, GLENN CLOSE.

  • Meet Martina McBride
    Includes: 2 tickets to a Martina McBride concert (based on winner’s location and availability) with a meet and greet. Valid for one year, based on availability.

A good sign of fame in the music industry is the ability to last long enough to release a greatest hits compilation. An even better sign of fame is when that collection goes platinum; Martina’s Greatest Hits record was certified triple platinum. Her look is marketable enough to have made Martina a star with or without less than stellar vocals. But the truth is that Martina’s singing ability is truly remarkable, only adding to her appeal. As a musician Martina has been blessed with a long career and outstanding success, thanks to songs like “Wild Angels,” “Wrong Again” and “My Baby Loves Me.” With one gold and three platinum CDs, as well as a Greatest Hits collection that has been certified Triple Platinum, Martina is on her way to becoming a country music legend.

Her mix of beauty and vocals make her the envy of every up-and-coming country artist. Now you will be envied by being the proud owner of 2 tickets and a meet and greet with Martina McBride!

  • VIP Las Vegas Package from Bette Midler
    Includes: 2 VIP tickets to see the one and only Bette Midler at her show in Las Vegas. Valid for one year, based on availability.

One of the worlds best-loved and most versatile entertainers, Bette Midler has garnered accolades in all quarters of show business. She’s earned four Grammy Awards, two Academy Award nominations, three Emmy Awards, one Tony Award, three Golden Globe Awards, and nine American Comedy Awards.

Be a part of Bette’s big move to Las Vegas with 2 VIP tickets at the Colosseum at the famous Caesars Palace. Caesar’s Palace continually books the best acts Las Vegas has ever seen. In her own words, Midler said, “Get ready Vegas ’cause here I come! Caesar’s Palace will never be the same.”

  • Walk-On Role to The Sarah Silverman Program
    Includes: a walk-on role on The Sarah Silverman Program with meet and greet. Must be 18 yrs. Or older. Show is filmed in LA and transportation and accommodations are NOT included. Upon winning, winner must send in recent photo. Valid for one year, bases on availability.

Sarah Silverman has been called “the most outrageously funny woman alive.” From stand-up comedy to film and television, Silverman has seen her share of success. And 2007 has certainly been the year of proof. In January, her show, “The Sarah Silverman Program,” launched on Comedy Central scoring the highest ratings for a new show in 3 years. Rave reviews coupled with impressive numbers prompted a renewal and the show returns October 3rd 2007 with new episodes. Silverman also made an impressive splash when the feature length film version of her one-woman show opened in theaters. The film, “Sarah Silverman: Jesus is Magic,” directed by Liam Lynch and filmed before a live crowd in Los Angeles in 2004 garnered major attention at the Toronto Film Festival and created huge national buzz. Silverman was in turn named one of the Entertainers of 2005 by Entertainment Weekly and landed herself a spot as the Breakthrough Comedian of the Year in People.

With her comedic timing and incredible stage presence it’s no surprise that Sarah has been asked to host major award shows. In June she hosted the first-ever live telecast of the MTV Movie Awards, produced by Mark Burnett. She has also hosted Film Independent’s Spirit Awards the last 2 years running.

Silverman most recently co-starred in Jeff Garlin’s feature film, “I Want Someone to Eat Cheese With,” which premiered at the 2006 Tribeca Film Festival. She has also starred in “School For Scoundrels” opposite Billy Bob Thornton and John Heder for the Weinstein Brothers. Sarah blew audiences away in the documentary feature, “The Aristocrats” in which 100 of the industry’s most prominent comedians tell a version of the same joke. Before that she co-starred opposite Jack Black, Mike White, and Joan Cusack in “The School of Rock” for Paramount. She has also co-starred in “There’s Something About Mary,” “The Way of The Gun,” Ivan Reitman’s “Evolution,” “The Bachelor,” and “Say It Is’t So.”

Sarah co-starred on the FOX comedy “Greg The Bunny” opposite Eugene Levy. She has also guest starred in a slew of acclaimed and notable television shows such as “The Larry Sanders Show,” “Seinfeld,” and “Mr. Show with Bob and David.” Silverman also lends her voice to the hugely successful Comedy Central show, “Crank Yankers.”

Sarah grew up in New Hampshire and attended New York University. It was around this time that she began to pursue the Manhattan comedy scene and logged as much time in the comedy clubs as she did in the classroom. In 1993 she joined “Saturday Night Live” and has not stopped working since. Sarah currently resides in Los Angeles with her dog Duck.

  • Meet Tony Bennett After His Caesar’s Palace Performance on July 12th
    Includes: 2 tickets to see Tony Bennett on Saturday ay Caesar’s Palace on July 12, 2008, 9pm ONLY with a backstage meet and greet.

Join the legendary performer Tony Bennett in concert at Caesar’s Atlantic City for an evening of pure artistry. Frank Sinatra called Bennett “his favorite singer” and generations of fans of all ages have been thrilled by the mastery of his live performances. After his performance, you will be escorted backstage to meet the 15 Time Grammy winner in person.

Tony Bennett is the kind of artist that moves the hearts and souls of audiences. He’s the singer’s singer and has received high praise from his colleagues through the years, including Frank Sinatra who stated unequivocally, “Tony Bennett is the best singer in the business.”

With over 50 million records sold worldwide and platinum and gold albums to his credit, Bennett has received fifteen Grammy Awards including the Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award. The MTV generation first took Tony Bennett to heart during his appearance with the Red Hot Chili Peppers on the 1993 MTV Video Awards ceremony. He appeared on “MTV Unplugged” and the resulting recording of the same name garnered the singer Grammy’s top award, “Album of the Year.” “Tony Bennett has not just bridged the generation gap,” pointed out The New York Times, “he has demolished it. He has solidly connected with a younger crowd weaned on rock. And there have been no compromises.” Bennett credits his son and manager, Danny, for his success in capturing a whole new generation of listeners.

His latest CD, TONY BENNETT SINGS THE ULTIMATE AMERICAN SONGBOOK, Vol. 1 was just released and he is the subject of a documentary, produced by Clint Eastwood, titled, TONY BENNETT: THE MUSIC NEVER ENDS. In 2006, Tony celebrated his 80th birthday on August 3rd that launched an extensive celebration of his life and career. TONY BENNETT: DUETS/An American Classic was released featuring Tony performing his greatest hits side by side with such musical guests as Barbra Streisand, Bono, the Dixie Chicks, Billy Joel, Elton John, k.d. lang, Paul McCartney, Sting, Stevie Wonder and many others. TONY BENNETT: DUETS has become the best selling CD of Tony’s recording career, winning three Grammy Awards. His Emmy Award winning musical special, TONY BENNETT: AN AMERICAN CLASSIC, directed by Academy Award winner Rob Marshall (“Chicago”,”Memoirs Of A Geisha”), was the most honored program of the year, receiving a total of seven Emmy Awards.

Tony Bennett has devoted his time and energies to a variety of worthwhile humanitarian and charitable causes throughout his career. Most recently he established Exploring the Arts, which funds and supports arts education in the public schools. Through ETA and NYC’s Department of Education, Tony founded the Frank Sinatra School of the Arts, a public arts high school located in his hometown of Queens. The UN honored him in 2007 with their Humanitarian Awards for his lifelong commitment to human rights and his recent participation in their AID DARFUR campaign. In 2005, Tony Bennett became a Kennedy Center Honoree and an NEA Jazz Master. Billboard, the music industry’s premiere publication presented him with their “Billboard Century Award,” in December 2006.

Tony has pursued his passion for the visual arts and is an accomplished painter who has exhibited his work in museums and galleries around the world His original oil painting, “Central Park,” was recently accepted into the permanent collection of the Smithsonian Museum of American Art. A new book of his work, TONY BENNETT IN THE STUDIO: A LIFE OF ART AND MUSIC was recently published.

The son of a grocer and Italian-born immigrant, Anthony Dominick Benedetto was born on August 3, 1926, in the Astoria section of Queens. He attended the High School of Industrial Arts in Manhattan, where he continued nurturing his two passions — singing and painting. Tony sang while waiting tables as a teenager then performed with military bands during his Army enlistment in World War II. Bennett’s big break came in 1949 when comedian Bob Hope noticed him working with Pearl Bailey in Greenwich Village in New York City.

His initial successes came via a string of Columbia singles in the early 1950’s, including such chart-toppers as “Because of You,” “Rags To Riches” and a remake of Hank Williams’ “Cold, Cold Heart.” He had 24 songs in the Top 40, including “I Wanna Be Around,” “The Good Life,” “Who Can I Turn To (When Nobody Needs Me)” and his signature song, “I Left My Heart In San Francisco,” which garnered him two Grammy Awards. Tony Bennett is one of a handful of artists to have new albums charting in the 50’s, 60’s, 70’s, 80’s, 90’s and beyond. He introduced a multitude of songs into the Great American Songbook that have since become standards for pop music. He has toured the world to sold out audiences with rave reviews whenever he performs.

Tony Bennett is an international treasure and received the United Nations “Citizen of the World” award, which aptly describes the scope of his accomplishments.

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3 thoughts on “Charity Buzz Partners With NYRP For The 7th Annual SpringFest
“2008 Flower Power Auction”

  1. Richie:

    You have to register online at the Charity Buzz site and then you bid on whatever you want to during the dates mentioned in the ad. It’s kind of like bidding on Ebay if you’ve ever done that.



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