Category: Diversity

Welcome to The Roadies of Color United (R.O.C.U.) Touring Professionals International Network Website.

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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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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Daychia Sledge, Audio Engineer, R.O.C.U. (Part 3)

By Liam Klenk Daychia Sledge is a successful audio engineer. She has experience as a recording engineer in the studio, as a live sound engineer, and as a sound engineer for television. As part of an interview series with members of Roadies Of Color United (R. O. C. U.), this story in three parts focuses on Daychia.…
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