Just like the White Winged Dove

I have decided to dedicate this blog post to one of my idols Miss Stephanie Nicks, or as most she as she is most commonly known Stevie Nicks. Stevie Nicks is the lead singer of the legendary classic rock band Fleetwood Mac. Fleetwood Mac is one of my favorite bands. For some reason, Stevie Nicks intrigues me. Could it be because of her sultry voice or amazing song writing capabilities? I am not really sure. I just think that Stevie Nick epitomizes what a female lead singer in a band should be. She writes her own music, has a unique voice, and dresses in a respectful manner. In my opinion, there are truly no other singers out there quite like Stevie Nicks. I was fortunate to be able to see Fleetwood Mac in concert on March 1, 2009 in Pittsburgh Pennsylvania. Although Christine McVie did not tour with the rest of the band members, Fleetwood Mac still performed an unforgetable show.

For those of you who don't know, my hobby is going to concerts. I attended my first concert when I was 5 years old (I saw the Monkees!) and ever since then I have been hooked. Sometimes it scares me to think of the music industry today in our generation. While there are still great bands, I feel that the music scene is just not even close to what music was in the 60's and 70's era. Think about it, The Rolling Stones, The Doors, Eric Clapton, Fleetwood Mac, Led Zeppelin.... These bands were the pioneers of rock music.

These bands such as Fleetwood Mac and ACDC are still just as popular as they were 20 years ago if not even more so. For example, ACDC, who just released a CD this past November titled "Black Train" has sold over 5 million copies of their new CD and headlined a world-wide tour. Singers/bands that are considered "oldies" were the acts there were selling the most concert tickets in 2008 (According to "Rolling Stone Magazine", Issue 1071 February 5, 2009)

3.Bon Jovi
4.Bruce Springsteen
5.Neil Diamond
6.The Police
7. Tina Turner
8. Dave Matthews Band
9.Tom Petty
10.Jonas Brothers

The most highly anticipated tour of 2009 is Britney Spears. Depsite the anticipation, Britney Spears has thus far been the victim of mostly lackluster reviews.

This evidence and own preference makes me wonder what the future of the music industry may hold. I would love to receive comment(s) letting me know how you all feel as well.

Chicago (A PRSSA nextworking opportunity)

I feel very blessed to have had the opportunity to network with such extraordinary PR Professionals this past weekend in Chicago. I want to give a special shoutout to Edelman, Ogilvy, and Ketchum for graciously opening their doors to Scripps PRSSA and allowing us to tour their agencies.

After my Chicago experience, I can honestly say that I would love to start out by working agency. I felt that at each agency the PR Professionals who worked there truly enjoyed their jobs. Each employee spoke with such passion about what he or she did, and this excitement motivated me to one day work in agency. I learned a lot of valuable information during my time in Chicago. I learned that when working in agency everything that a PR professional does is a direct representation of the client whom he/she is working for. For this reason, it is imperative that the PR professional make sure that everything he/she is saying is professional and to be mindful of this when it comes to any form of social media. Agency is also very useful to graduates who aren't sure exactly what field of PR to go into. Agency provides one with the opporutunity to work for multiple clients.

Anyway, I loved Chicago. It could not have been a more perfect trip! The weather was beautiful, my roomies were so much fun, a painting was broken, and my van almost got in a wreck three times. Lol, it was definitely a memorable experience! Get ready Chicago Rachel Csazar and Bethany Scott are hitting the town in Summer 2012!

Stars in our lives.

Yesterday, the brother of a dear friend passed away. It has been heartbreaking, to say the least, to see all the people that loved and cared about him so upset and so lost. However, amidst all this tragedy, there is a spirit of coming together from all of those who knew him. To see kindness and hope in this time of grief is truly an inspiration. I think the word of the week is perspective—the realization that perhaps all the small things you worried about aren’t as important as you once thought. It is moments like these, moments of tears and immeasurable sadness, that allow us to see all that we are blessed with in our lives. There is a well-known proverb that says:

When it is dark enough, you can see the stars.

Dear readers, I encourage you to pause and think of the stars in your life—your family and friends that make your world a better place to live in. Think of them, and then thank them for all that they have done. Chris Glaser was most certainly a star in the life of everyone he met, and he will be missed by every single person whose life he was ever a part of—even if it was for the briefest of moments.

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