Patti Austin on “The Michael Eric Dyson Show”, Friday April 17th | Patti Austin Official Website

Patti Austin on “The Michael Eric Dyson Show”, Friday April 17th

By on Monday, April 20th, 2009 in News

Patti Austin appeared on the Michael Eric Dyson radio program Friday, April 17th. Patti talked about how she grew up in a house that had so many musical styles going at the same that she has developed versatility by osmosis and from a musician father who loved all types of music.

Patti also talked about how she saw the episode on Oprah that inspired her to write “By the Grace Of God” and get involved with the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence (NCADV) and start the Blue Movement to help stop domestic violence.

Support Patti with her stand against domestic violence at www.pattiaustin.com/blue.
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4 comments
MichealLe1
MichealLe1

tình trạng yếu tố tâm lý hiện tượng âu lo định kỳ tu the quan he Khi công việc cuộc sống kéo dài làm thay đổi giấc ngủ xáo trộn thèm

SUFIYYAH MUSA
SUFIYYAH MUSA

I think this is such an important subject. I worrie on how the finaces will cause the emotions to rise high , during the joblessness situations and just times of difficulty. I have a sujustion to those who are in a relationship with an abuser. I believe drug induced minds seem to lose all the control when one is intoxicated. I sugess Leave along all intoxicants. My dad was an abuser and each time was when he had drank the poison water. Heck he even hit her if he accidently drop his own bottle of booze! I was young and so afraid he would hurt my dear mother. I am now a believer of Islam and one of the rules of ALLAH SWT. (G_D ) is to not use Alchol or any mind altering drug. Coming from my community this was so well understood, fore not only in my family was this prevarent , the most used drug was your easy to attain ,legal and affordable drug ,'ALOCHOL. May we all find from this type of home enviorment. By the way abuse to my mother and my self, has kept me away from wanting to be involve in a marriagefor up to 15 years. I can not put up with argueing and thank G-D , I don't allow dope,(remember that word) of any kind in my home! PEACE

Tiffany
Tiffany

Dearest Patti, I am so glad I found you on Twitter! It is so awesome to know what you're up to this way rather than waiting for an outdated concert list here and there. I've been a fan of your since I heard your voice on "Betcha' Wouldn't Hurt Me" and I was 11 then. My mother and I first saw you on July 1, 1983 at the Kool Jazz concert at Lincoln Center. Thank you for years of beauty. In 2001 I found a way to connect to your fans by starting the Patti Austin group on Yahoo and we have a lot of fun. I used to think I was your biggest fan but there are some rabid ones out there and they please me to see. Keep up your fantastic work. I remember your involvement with adoption as well (via Suzanne Somers show). On YouTube I have posted several videos to make others aware of how awesome you are. Here's the one I'm most proud of: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3wizHL-NhBU Love always Tiffany Law http://twitter.com/Blueskywatcher

Teresa
Teresa

Dear Patti, Thank you so much for your music. I have been a fan for over 20 years (I have also turned my husband into an avid fan) and we have seen you many times in concert, most recently at the Strathmore Gala last spring when you did your Ella tribute. We would have seen your Ella show for a 3rd time when you were recently appearing with the Baltimore Symphony (first time we saw your Ella tribute was at the Rams Head in Annapolis when you were with the students from the conservatory in NY, were they from Brooklyn or something like that..) but we could not get a babysitter. :-( We have also seen you more than once at the Rehoboth Jazz Festival in Delaware. We adore your voice and music and try to catch your show any time you are near us. We also greatly appreciate your tremendous support for music education for kids. We have two sons in a public charter school in Maryland that has a Suzuki Strings Music Program not dissimilar to Roberta Gaspars Opus 118 program in Harlem. As parents directly involved with fundraising year after year to keep this program alive (many times when it was on the verge of demise for lack of full funding), we admire and have gratitude for all you do to support musical education. But it is your newest venture, raising awareness of domestic violence that creates our deepest admiration and appreciation for you. My husband is a pediatrician and I used to work with children and families at risk for abuse and neglect for many years, and we both have seen - first hand - the violence and damage brought upon women and children who experience domestic violence. About four years ago, a good friend of ours was shockingly murdered by her husband (who then killed himself). This occurred in the family home where all four children, ages 7-14, witnessed the tragedy of that night. It was unfathomable to us that this could happen to people we know and that their children were suddenly without parents and traumatized for life. Then, this past weekend, in our small, relatively rural community, a young mom in her 30s was brutally murdered along with her 3 young, beautiful children, by the husband/father of that family. You may have even seen this story on the news as it was on CNN and many other national news channels. As horrifying as it was to learn of this great tragedy in our community, it was even more disorienting to learn that the mother that was killed along with her children was the sister of a friend we know through our children's school. These episodes of domestic violence have left us reeling and leaning heavily on our faith in God. And today, as I was revisiting the deaths of our friend, Rosalie, (who died by her husband's hand leaving her four children orphaned) and as I was thinking about our friend's, Angela, sister and nephews and niece's violent deaths this past weekend, I felt lost as to how to make a difference. By grace, I got an email google alert based on you (that I set up so I am aware of when you are coming in concert to our locale) that led me to discover your blog and your "Blue Movement". I immediately signed up. We want to fight side by side with you and millions of others to raise awareness of domestic violence. So, Patti Austin, while we are grateful for the joy that you bring us through your incredible musical gifts, and while we are also immensely grateful for your advocacy for music education for children, it is truly your humanity and what you are doing to change the world and to make it a safer place for women and children through your Blue Movement that has us on our knees in gratitude. I remember once at a concert in Rehoboth that you were talking about how you cared for your mother in her later years. The audience erupted in applause and was clapping...you quickly admonished them and, while I can't recall your exact words, you basically said to the audience, "don't applaud me, this is what we are supposed to do, this is what caring for family is about, this is love". My husband and I were awestruck by your response and we knew, in that moment, that you were an incredible woman who was not just a great vocalist, but also an amazing human being. In gratitude for all you do and for all you give, Teresa Strahlman