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Toni Braxton coming to the Mahaffey Theater in St. Petersburg

There are plenty of cracks to be made about Toni Braxton announcing a show at the Mahaffey Theatre. For example: Maybe she needs the money? Or: Maybe after all these years of reality-TV stardom, she finally decided to try her hand at singing?

But we thought, no, let's go the classy route, and remind everyone that before the bankruptcy, before Braxton Family Values, before Dancing With the Stars, before the Las Vegas fiasco, before the lupus, Braxton was one of the top R&B divas of the '90s, a massive sex symbol and six-time Grammy winner whose breathy Un-Break My Heart was one of the decade's most indelible singles. No, kids, it's true! She really was a big deal back then!

Braxton hasn't exactly stopped performing in recent years, but she hasn't toured frequently around these parts (unless you count her 2009 Dancing With the Stars tour stop at the Tampa Bay Times Forum).

So it gives us a nice little back-in-the-day feeling to learn she'll be performing at the Mahaffey Theater in St. Petersburg on Aug. 28. Tickets are $45.50-$99.50, and they'll go onsale to the public on May 31. Click here for details.

[Last modified: Thursday, May 23, 2013 11:43am]


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