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Dana lives in Seattle, and Tracie lives in Germany. We are businesswomen, writers and humorists. We write about life, dating, and today's modern women.

When the Stars Align…

This past week, I have been sharing posts about Rock Stars as Patti Savoy and I prepare for our big reveal tomorrow October 18th!

Growing up, my father in addition to being a savvy business man, was also a jazz musician. He and my mother had a night club in Pioneer Square, called The Pink Pussycat. As a child, our home was filled with the likes of Esther Phillips, Boz Scaggs, Little Richard, and Lou Rawls. Music was such a part of our DNA, that I always had an appreciation for those who honed their craft to make it in such a challenging industry.

little richard

(Little Richard with my mom at our family home. Patti thinks it’s real funny that my little head is peeking in the left rear)!

I came to particularly appreciate and respect those who used their gifts, and celebrity as a platform to make a change.

Patti too has always had a deep love and connection to the music industry and Rock Stars.

Over the years, we have had the honor and privilege to connect and or work with such major talent as Queen Latifah, Wynonna Judd, Herbie Hancock, Def Leopard, Usher, Prince, and Earth, Wind and Fire and more!

Queen Latifah
When I was working as Chief Marketing Officer for the Newark Bears Baseball Team, Queen Latifah hosted a game to support the youth living in the community of Newark.

queen latifah

Patti with Usher who describes his charity causes as “an innate desire to give.”

patti and usher

Patti LaBelle
I was fortunate to host the mega talent the year I was a co-chair of Treehouse for Foster Kids, a cause Ms. LaBelle wholeheartedly supports.
She touched not only the attendees hearts, but their pockets when we had a record breaking raise after she sang, Somewhere Over the Rainbow.

patti labelle

Patti along with mega philanthropists, Def Leopard.
def leopard

Verdine White of Earth Wind and Fire

Verdine is the co-founder of the Verdine White Performing Arts Center, a non-profit organization that helps underprivileged and at-risk youth to become musicians by offering lessons, scholarships, and grants. He is a dear friend, and a true shining star!

virdeen

Stevie Wonder, although he supports too many charities to list, all proceeds from the “Shelter In The Rain” single were directed to Stevie’s charity organization, The Wonder Foundation to help with Hurricane Katrina relief effort. Stevie constantly proves as in his lyrics, Love is in need of Love Today.

Stevie W

U2’s Bono co-founder of (RED) To date, (RED) has generated more than $475 million for the Global Fund to fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria, to support HIV/AIDS grants in Ghana, Kenya, Lesotho, Rwanda, South Africa, Swaziland, Tanzania and Zambia. 100 percent of that money goes to work on the ground – no overhead is taken.
If you still haven’t found what your looking for… give!

bono

“We make a living by what we get, But we make a living by what we give”-Winston Churchill.

Tomorrow in the tradition of all Rock stars, Patti and I will share ones that have left an indelible ink on our hearts! Stay tuned…