Auctioned Private Dinner with International Superstar Musician/Producer YOSHIKI Closes at $37,100.00 (US)
LOS ANGELES, September 21, 2012-With the auction that started on Friday, September 7, 2012 and ending two weeks later on Friday, September 21, 2012; YOSHIKI, international musician/producer, and leader of X Japan, raised $37,100 (US) with a private dinner to benefit the Points of Light charity.
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"The private dinner for two with super rock-star YOSHIKI is truly a rare auction item. Points of Light is proud that YOSHIKI is offering this opportunity to our lucky bidders," said Neil M. Bush, chair of POL's board of directors. "YOSHIKI's dinner ranks as one of the coolest auction items ever."
Other prominent donations being offered include Linkin Park VIP Fan Experience, compliments of Linkin Park; George H.W. Bush's Signed Book Collections, compliments of former President George H.W. Bush; Round of Golf with NBA Legend Dikembe Mutombo, compliments of Dikembe Mutombo Foundation and AJ and Judy Johnson; Autographed Children's Book written by Kristi Yamaguchi, compliments of Kristi Yamaguchi and the Always Dream Foundation, and many more.
YOSHIKI, considered Asia's most influential music artist and biggest rock icon, is also a songwriter, drummer, and a classically-trained pianist. His rock group X Japan has sold 30-million singles and albums combined and filled the 55,000-seat Toyko Dome a record 18 times. Now the band's popularity is spreading throughout the world, having recently completed a sold-out World Tour, performing in North America, Europe, Latin America, and South East Asia.
In 1999, YOSHIKI composed a piano concerto and performed it with a 77-piece orchestra to celebrate the tenth year of the Emperor of Japan's reign. In 2005, YOSHIKI composed the theme song and conducted the Super World Orchestra at the opening ceremony of the World Expo. Previously, YOSHIKI also recorded a classical album co-produced and arranged by acclaimed Beatles producer Sir George Martin and performed by the London Philharmonic Orchestra.
Beyond music, YOSHIKI has his own Visa Card and MasterCard issued by one of the largest Japanese banks. Recently, the legendary Stan Lee created a Super Hero based on him, and for the first time, a Hello Kitty product line is named after a person - "Yoshikitty." In 2010, he launched his non-profit organization YOSHIKI Foundation America , which continues to donate to various charitable organizations, including supporting Japanese Earthquake victims. Most recently in 2012, YOSHIKI composed the official theme song for the Golden Globes, which aired in 190 countries. Follow YOSHIKI on www.twitter.com/yoshikiofficial, www.yoshiki.net, www.xjapanmusic.com and www.facebook.com/YoshikiOfficial.