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Production Live! Roadies Of Color/Inclusivity On The Road

By: Sarah Pittman As the live industry figures out the best way to safely return to in-person shows after COVID-19 halted the entire business in its tracks for more than a year, we must look at how to make the business we all love even better than before – for all of us, regardless of one’s gender,…
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MusiCares Announces $2 Million ‘Final Round’ of COVID-19 Relief Funding

By Jem Aswad Courtesy of the Recording Academy MusiCares, which has distributed more than $25 million in Covid-19 relief to members of the music community, announced Monday that it is distributing a “final round” of such funding. The effort continues the support for music professionals, concluding upon distribution of the $2 million raised during its Music…
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INTRODUCING OUR JUNE 2021 FEATURED PROFESSIONAL OF THE MONTH David W. Ranger Adams

R.O.C.U. Staff Ranger’s Sound & Lighting Co. • Touring worldwide with multiple artists while occupying diversified positions from Backline Technician to Production Manager. These tours have been on a local, regional, national, and international level. • Designing, rigging and operating a variety of production systems (including theatre, concert, festival, pageant, video and television). Supervising local…
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Pollstar 2021 Impact 50: One On One With Lance ‘KC’ Jackson and Bill Reeves

 By: Deborah Speer Long before their professional lives would intersect as co-founders of Roadies of Color United International, production and tour manager Bill Reeves and stage manager Lance “KC” Jackson came into their professional callings by following very different roads.  See Pollstar’s Full 2021 Impact 50 List Here   Reeves, 74, became enchanted with the stage…
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Roadies Of Color United To Launch Pollstar’s Production Live!

 By: Pollstar Staff Pollstar today announced that Roadies Of Color United International will launch a day of production-centric programming for Pollstar’s Production Live! 2021, set for June 15 at the Beverly Hilton in Los Angeles. Production Live! kicks off three days that will be the epicenter for the return of the post-pandemic live entertainment industry, including the 32nd…
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INTRODUCING OUR MAY 2021 FEATURED PROFESSIONAL OF THE MONTH Donnita Hathaway

R.O.C.U. Staff Donnita Hathaway is a Personal Assistant with over 17 years of experience to high profile clients in the music industry. She has assisted Grammy nominated recording artist Musiq Soulchild along with Grammy award winning singer/songwriter India. Arie. Hathaway has toured both domestically and internationally in addition to offering support for tv & radio…
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Women in International Touring

Presented by Theatre Art Life and Roadies Of Color United About The Webinar Join Ashley Lomax, Salinda Walker, Tasha McGahee-Shangvi, and Tina Farris in this TheatreArtLife webinar to see what it is like to be a female in the international touring scene. ABOUT ASHLEY LOMAXAshley Lomax is a Maryland native, with over 16 years in…
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Bruce Reiter, Sound Engineer and Production Manager (R. O. C. U.)

By Liam Klenk Bruce Reiter is a sound engineer who also works as a tour manager and production manager. For the last eleven years he has worked for the Heavy Metal band Five Finger Death Punch. Bruce shares his experiences in an industry he loves with us. He speaks about staying healthy on tour. About the…
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E’lyse Murray, The Agent to the Stars (R. O. C. U.) Women’s history month salute

By Liam Klenk E’lyse Murray is the owner and manager of the boutique entertainment agency Elyse Group 7. This is another article in a series in which we highlight members of Roadies of Color United (R. O. C. U.). E’lyse Murray has more than three decades of experience in the music entertainment industry, in producing events, and…
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Q&A Session: Production Management for Concerts and Festivals

Theatre Art Life and Roadies Of Color United Due to popular demand, TheatreArtLife is hosted a live Q&A session for one of our most attended webinars. If you missed out on this exciting opportunity to hear answers to questions that were presented in the last forum. We brought back our original panelists, this webinar is…
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