[box]What do Boston, Grammy award winner Patti Austin, rock stars Steven Tyler and Joe Perry of Aerosmith, nine-time Grammy-winning artist and social activist John Legend, the LA Philharmonic and the Hollywood Bowl have in common? It’s a song called Over My Shoulder.

This little song has become the anthem to a new mentoring coalition weaving together people from all regions in the name of mentoring. Music is the universal language with unique ability to arouse great introspection and activism. It breaks down barriers and brings us all together. As I always quote, Jimi Hendrix once said “If there is something to be changed in the world, then it can only happen through music.”

Read on to find out all there is to know about Over My Shoulder Foundation Co-Founder Patti Austin’s induction into the Hollywood Bowl Hall of Fame this year with some of the top names in music.

-Dawn Carroll, Over My Shoulder Foundation Co-Founder and Executive Director[/box]

Patti Austin and her mentoring non-profit, Over My Shoulder Foundation, are getting ready to WOW at the Hollywood Bowl’s 14th Annual Hall of Fame Concert benefiting the LA Philharmonic’s Education Research Program this June. On June 22, 2013 in Los Angeles, the Hollywood Bowl Orchestra conducted by Thomas Wilkins will be performing along with this year’s Hall of Fame inductees:

  • Patti Austin
  • John Legend
  • Joe Perry
  • Steven Tyler

What is The Hollywood Bowl?

Do you know the name of the largest outdoor amphitheater in the US? It’s called the Hollywood Bowl and it’s located in Southern California right at the heart of LA’s Hollywood. It’s been home to musicians, conductors, singers, dancers, actors, and composers of the highest caliber performing in their prime since its inception in 1922.

The annual Hall of Fame concert ushers in the beginning of the summer season and honors musical legends with induction every year. This year’s 2013 Hollywood Bowl Hall of Fame concert was created and produced by Wayne Baruch and Charles F. Gayton. The deserving inductees include:

If you’re lucky enough to visit the Hollywood Bowl, don’t miss out on the free Hollywood Bowl Museum!

On June 22, 2013 Patti Austin and Over My Shoulder Foundation will dazzle at the Hollywood Bowl’s 14th Annual Hall of Fame Concert.

 

Dawn Carroll and Patti Austin want to show you the power of mentoring through Over My Shoulder Foundation.

Dawn Carroll and Patti Austin want to show you the power of mentoring through Over My Shoulder Foundation.

Patti Austin’s Hollywood Bowl Hall of Fame Induction

When a performer is inducted into the Hollywood Bowl on the opening night of the season, a great honor is bestowed upon them. Patti will be inducted into the Hollywood Bowl Hall of Fame this year along with critically-acclaimed recording artist John Legend and rockers Steven Tyler and Joe Perry of the legendary Boston-based rock group Aerosmith. The induction is a great honor for all who receive it.

Patti isn’t just an incredible Grammy-award winning singing legend, recognized far and wide for her musical talents. She is also an incredible philanthropist. She wouldn’t have gotten to where she is in her musical career without her mentors, who include notable legends in their own right, Quincy Jones and Dinah Washington among others. That’s why Patti gives back through mentoring.

 

How Over My Shoulder Foundation Fits In

One little song called Over My Shoulder has brought the world a little closer and has us all paying close attention to mentoring. The mentoring song was written by Dawn Carroll, Charlie Farren, Brynn Arens and Barry Orms. It was first performed by Patti Austin and her mentee, Lianna Gutierrez as a duet. The message of the song is to mentor, whether older to younger or the other way around – mentoring knows no age.

The video of the Over My Shoulder song caught the Hollywood Bowl producer’s eye – they were thrilled to learn that the person they were considering for this prestigious induction also was committed to Designing the Next Generation through Over My Shoulder Foundation.

Patti continues to mentor young singers like Lianna Gutierrez and Santana Roberts (Patti gave Santana a scholarship at an Over My Shoulder Foundation event at Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams showroom in Boston) in addition to selflessly giving countless hours to her mentoring work through Over My Shoulder Foundation. In turn, the other Over My Shoulder Co-Founder, designer Dawn Carroll, is mentoring Patti in the world of design as Patti pursues her dreams of becoming an interior designer. Someday Dawn and Patti might have their own design-centric mentoring TV show but until then, stay tuned.

 

We’re Getting Excited: Over My Shoulder Song to Be Performed at Hollywood Bowl Hall of Fame Concert on June 22

It’s a song called Over My Shoulder that has started an international mentoring movement and we’re so excited you’re joining us.

We can’t wait to see what will happen next.

[box]If you like Over My Shoulder Foundation, please SHARE your mentoring stories, consider donating to our non-profit and don’t forget to follow Over My Shoulder Foundation on Facebook too.

Are you a musician who wants to get involved in our mentoring movement? Contact us today! [/box]

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