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Month: November 2020

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R.O.C.U. Staff Growing up in Oakland, CA Huggy was exposed to music early in life. Playing drums with his jr. high school orchestra, he enjoyed the creativity and social connections with other musicians. During his time in high school, he played with several local club bands. In 1978 he got to go to Japan and…
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Roadies Of Color United Premieres Our Spotlight on Touring Series November 20, 2020 4pm.

Rocu Staff/ Produced By Ronnie Stephenson The Roadies of Color United Spotlight On Touring Series is the vision of Lance Jackson and Produced by Ronnie Stephenson. The Idea is to present a unique series of programs, Panels and Seminars as lead ups to our upcoming Roadies Of Color United Virtual Conference to be scheduled in…
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Coming soon Live Events Lift Up Festival

A free livestream benefit called Live Events Lift Up Festival will be held on Dec. 16 for the more than 12 million people affected by the shutdown of the live entertainment industry.Scheduled to feature more than 25 artists and entertainers, LEVL Up Fest will stream from the historic Ryman Auditorium on the No Cap Shows…
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Racism on the Road: The Oral History of Black Artists Touring in the Segregated South

By Steve Knopper Billboard spoke with Smokey Robinson, Dionne Warwick, Booker T. Jones and other legendary acts who faced extreme racism to bring their music to the American South in the 1950s and ’60s. Powered byWordPress Support Excerpt of an Excellent Read. One day in the early ’50s, three jazz legends were on a road trip…
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R.O.C.U. Staff Resource Lists: Diversity and Inclusion BIPOC Theater Designers and Technicians This is intended as a resource for producers and directors to identify racially and culturally diverse creative teams for theater projects in the US. Please add your information to the bottom of the list if you are a theater designer or technician who identifies…
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What Makes A Good Crew

By Martin Thomas I hope my insights and experiences are of assistance to those seeking to achieve success in this industry, and I look forward to working with many eager and dedicated workers in the near future. As an LD, the qualities that make the various support personnel for the production function range, dependent on…
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