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Lyle Mays, Evocative Pianist Who Helped Define The Pat Metheny Group, Is Dead at 66

By NATE CHINEN • 23 HOURS AGO Photo of Lyle Mays, center, with Steve Rodby and Pat Metheny, around 1981.RALPH QUINKE /  ECM RECORDS Lyle Mays, a keyboardist, composer and orchestrator who helped carve a new channel for contemporary jazz with The Pat Metheny Group, died on Monday in Los Angeles. He was 66. He also performed…
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Must The Show Go On? Upholding Our End Of The Entertainment Bargain

December 6, 2019  by M. Erik Matlock “There’s only so much we can do, but let’s not be the reason the audience leaves.” “The great ambition should be to excel all others engaged in the same occupation,” said P.T. Barnum, the man who founded “The Greatest Show On Earth,” which ultimately became the Ringling Brothers…
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Showing The Way: The Power Of Positive Thinking (& Acting)

By Karl Winkler A word of encouragement goes a long way. It feels incredibly good to both parties, and it’s basically free.  As I move along in my position in life, philosophical questions and thoughts keep coming. For one thing, I wonder about whether or not to become a curmudgeon, you know, reminiscing about “back…
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ASCOT TRAVEL

ASCOT TRAVEL IS AN OFFICIAL SILVER SPONSOR for the Roadies Of Color United 10th Anniversary and Conference ENTERTAINMENT TRAVEL FROM WORLD TOURS TO MOVIE PRODUCTIONS, WE HAVE BEEN PROVIDING OUR SERVICES TO ARTISTS IN MUSIC, FILM, AND THE TELEVISION INDUSTRIES FOR OVER THIRTY YEARS. AS CHAMPIONS OF THE ENTERTAINMENT TRAVEL MARKET, WE CAN INCREASE YOUR…
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Jimmy Thomas Daniels RIP

By Lance K.C. Jackson The Roadies Of Color United Family is sad to announce the passing of one of our Tenth Anniversary Committee members Jimmy Daniels last week. We all knew how much he wanted to see our Anniversary Celebration to be a success. Jimmy was such a fine example and mentor to both his…
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