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Roadies of Color United Honored on 2021 Pollstar Impact 50 List

Roadies of Color United Association (R.O.C.U.) would like to give thanks to Liam Klenk a Theatre Art Life (TAL) Official for sharing some articles on R.O.C.U. to the TAL audience. Please read below and follow the link below to read more. We regularly publish interviews and updates around the group Roadies of Color United (R.O.C.U.).…
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ROCU Must Haves for Women to Rock on Tour!

Roadies of Color United got together a panel of women who are currently in the entertainment industry for a live webinar. This panel included Cherise Peace the moderator for the event, Akiko Hanazaki, and Elise Murray. These women shared their knowledge of the industry and tips for women to rock on tour. Cherise Peace started…
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INTRODUCING OUR JUNE 2022 PROFESSIONAL OF THE MONTH Lance ‘KC’ Jackson

Lance is one of the Co Founders of Roadies Of  Color United founded 14 years ago and is the Production Stage Manager for Earth Wind and Fire for the last four and a half years. June 20th marks a special milestone for KC as it marks his 44th consecutive years working in the behind the…
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ROCU Member Arica Rust Takes Home Parnelli’s 2022 NextGen Award

The 20th Annual Parnelli Awards were held on June 3rd, 2022, following The 2022 National Association of Music Merchants (NAMM) Show. This was Roadies of Color United Association’s (ROCU) first appearance for both events. Co-Founder Lance ‘KC’ Jackson was asked to Present the NextGen Award at the Parnelli Awards. “This was an honor, with three…
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Roadies of Color United Making Its 2022 NAMM Show and Parnelli Next Gen Awards Debut

By Jay Agamao Anaheim, CA – Roadies of Color United Association (ROCU) is excited to announce the organization will be attending The 2022 National Association of Music Merchants (NAMM) Show. NAMM is a convention show with a mission to strengthen the music products industry and promote the pleasures and benefits of making music. ROCU is honored…
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INTRODUCING OUR MAY 2022 PROFESSIONAL OF MONTH Brandee Wilder

Rocu Staff Brandee “B” Wilder is a child of the industry. Daughter of legendary MC and Costume Designer Gorgeous George, she cut her teeth early in the industry working alongside her father as a wardrobe assistant and has gone on to fulfill a myriad of roles in the industry including road and operations manager, production…
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INTRODUCING OUR APRIL 2022 PROFESSIONAL OF MONTH DARRELL SHINES

ROCU Staff Prior to opening Cosmic Studios on 2-22-2022, Darrell worked as the Production Manager for the historic Roseland Theater , PDX Jazz Festival and various freelance positions.Darrell recently took part in a Newport Jazz Festival Panel about backstage production hosted by Chris Funk which will soon air the Newport Jazz Fest festival website. Over…
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INTRODUCING OUR MARCH 2022 PROFESSIONAL OF THE MONTH Rayna Zemel

ROCU Staff Passionate and extroverted, Rayna Zemel is a Los Angeles based Playback Engineer, Live Show Designer, Composer, and Film Producer. With 8 years in the industry, she has toured with a diverse roster of clients including The Lonely Island, Lana Del Rey, Logic, Pentatonix, Kiesza, and PRETTYMUCH. Rayna is also a music composer and…
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Introducing Our February 2022 Roadies Of Color United Professional Of Month Wilbur Graham Jr.

ROCU Staff Meet Wilbur Graham Jr., he is the Head Carpenter of The Longacre Theatre on Broadway, in New York City. The Philadelphia native has been doing stage work and technical management for almost fifty years. Graham’s career initially started out in broadcasting at Rutgers University in Camden, New Jersey in 1967.   As a broadcaster,…
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Q’s With Tour & Production Manager Bill Reeves On The Great Return’s Challenges

By: Andy Gensler At the end of the year, Pollstar caught up with veteran tour and production manager Bill Reeves, who’s worked on tours with Prince, Anita Baker, Maxwell, D’Angelo and Anthony Hamilton. Reeves well knows many of the challenges currently facing the live industry, including inflation, labor shortages, supply chain hold-ups and this constantly…
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