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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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ROADIES OF COLOR UNITED FEATURED PROFESSIONAL OF THE MONTH December 2021 William Bill Reeves

R.O.C.U. Staff Bill Reeves is a 40+ year showbiz veteran. He started in the mid-70s as a casino stagehand in Lake Tahoe, CA, then moved to a company that supplied lighting rigs to touring acts. B i l l ’s first concert was also his first job working on the road. He never looked back.Starting…
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ROADIES OF COLOR UNITED FEATURED PROFESSIONAL OF THE MONTH NOVEMBER 2021 Tasha McGahee-Shangvi

R.O.C.U. Staff Tasha McGahee-Shangvi Creative Production Partners (CPP)Tour Manager. At a very youthful 36, Tasha specializes in project and people management with expertise in global live entertainment production. While studying at the University of Florida, Tasha worked in a multi-purpose collegiate arena, The Stephen C. O’Connell Center, for 7 years. She then landed her dream…
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INTRODUCING OUR JULY 2021 PROFESSIONAL OF THE MONTH Krysten Dean

Sound Girls / ROCU Staff Krysten Dean is a touring Sound System Engineer and Crew Chief working for Eighth Day Sound Systems, but if you said Krysten on the road, most people would not know who you were talking about because everyone calls her “KD.” She has been working in professional audio for the last…
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African-American Music Appreciation Month – June 2021

Nationalday.com The United States has been celebrating African-American Music Appreciation Month in June since 1979. The month of June is set aside to appreciate the contributions of African-American musicians, composers, singers, and songwriters in American culture. The month honors the history and rich African traditions that gave birth to different styles of music such as…
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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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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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