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See Bette Midler from front row, help turn Big Apple green


bette-midlerBette Midler will allow one lucky fan to see her in concert, and not “from a distance.”

The Divine Miss M., as she likes to be known, is participating in an online auction that ends on Friday. One of the items in the auction is the chance to meet the “Wind Beneath My Wings” singer and watch her perform from the front row at her Las Vegas show. The auction is handled by with proceeds going to the New York Restoration Project, a group Midler founded 15 years ago to put a green shine on the Big Apple by restoring parks and community gardens.

Midler will perform the last show in her nearly two-year Las Vegas run on Jan. 31, and that’s the ticket fans are getting a chance to bid on.

As of Monday afternoon, the latest bid for that ticket stood at $2,000. This for a package that comes with round-trip airfare. Is that the best Midler fans can do?

Bought at auction: meet Oprah, lunch with Tim Gunn, tennis with Agassi



                                 Lunch with “Project Runway” fashion guru Tim Gunn? About $250


                                         Tennis lesson with Andre Agassi?  About $2,750