Recap: Charity Auction for Planned Parenthood with Tawny Newsome

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Amoeba Charity Auction for Planned Parenthood with Tawny Newsome

We sure had a great time at Amoeba Hollywood on Saturday! Our special guest auctioneer Tawny Newsome, musician and comedian and all around wonderful person, graced our stage and helped us raise close to $2,000 for our local Planned Parenthood chapter.

We had some outstanding prizes, and Tawny's relaxed style coaxed the audience into raising their auction paddles (which were actually Amoeba handheld fans, so they did double duty that hot day). Full of quips and one-liners, she had the audience chuckling--and she even got the shy people to join in!

Tawny Newsome is a Second City alum, actor (Bajillion Dollar Propertie$' "Chelsea Leight-Leigh") and a singer/guitarist. She was a touring member of Second City before joining the Mainstage cast and released a solo album in 2012. In 2013 Rolling Stone suggested Tawny for SNL's new cast. She moved from Chicago to LA about a year and a half ago where she's kept very busy. This October, Tawny is releasing her 4th album with Jon Langford (Mekons, Waco Brothers) which they recorded at the legendary Muscle Shoals studio with original Muscle Shoals session players. They recorded the new album three days after last year's election with Tawny, John and their two band-mates flying to the town of 400. Four Lost Souls will be out on Bloodshot records September 22, with a tour starting that same month.

And a little about this month's beneficiary: For more than one hundred years Planned Parenthood has delivered vital health care, education, and information to millions of people worldwide. It provides cancer screenings, health and wellness services; including nutritional education--and referrals to local counseling. 

Some of the auction highlights:

  • 2 Tickets to see Hamilton at the Pantages Theatre - $310.00!!
  • VIP passes to the Desert Daze Music Festival - $370.00!  
  • Limited edition Women's March poster pack – $45.00  
  • Lana Del Rey package including a limited edition poster and a signed 7"from her first album - $85.00  
  • HAIM package including a signed limited edition poster & a signed copy of Something to Tell You $45.00  
  • Framed & signed Ice Cube poster from the Raw Footage Tour 2008 $140.00  
  • Grateful Dead/Summer of Love pack $45.00  

All together we raised $1,960.oo for our local Los Angeles chapter of Planned Parenthood!! Thanks TAWNY!

Amoeba Music began hosting charity auctions when Katrina hit New Orleans in 2005, and over the years we’ve raised a ton of money ($500,000 +) for New Orleans musician’s organizations, environmental causes, animal charities, Doctors Without Borders and many local organizations. For 2017 we are donating to national organizations like Sierra Club, Planned Parenthood, ACLU and other vital organizations who are facing funding cuts.

See you on October 7th when we raise our paddles for The Human Rights Campaign!!

Tawny Newsome at Amoeba Hollywood

Tawny Newsome at Amoeba Hollywood

Charity auction items at Amoeba Hollywood

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