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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 and Theatre Art Life presents

Production Management for Concerts and Festivals About The Webinar Speakers: Victor Reed, Bill Reeves, Curtis Battles, Rebekah Foster, Tony Bulluck, Ronnie Stephenson Fantastic discussion panel on Production Management for Concerts and Festivals from some of the veterans in the live music industry was held on February 22, 2021. Between them, these panelists have worked with…
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Management for Concerts and Festivals ​​Webinar with Roadies of Color United In Collaboration With And Presented By Theatre Art Life

About The Webinar Speakers: Victor Reed, Bill Reeves, Curtis Battles, Rebekah Foster, Tony Bulluck, Ronnie Stephenson Join us Monday February 22, 2021 for this discussion panel on Production Management for Concerts and Festivals with some of the veterans in the live music industry. Between them, these panelists have worked with the likes of Chris Brown, Kanye West,…
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Registration Opens for NAMM’s Believe in Music Week

PSA THE GLOBAL GATHERING TO UNIFY AND SUPPORT THE PEOPLE WHO BRING MUSIC TO THE WORLD Believe in Music Week will feature exciting, must-see programming, including some of the best education and entertainment you’ve come to expect from The NAMM Show, along with new content to inspire and connect our global communities. Believe in Music…
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Pollstar Live!/VNC Join Forces For Live Week: Reviving Live! June 14-17 in Los Angeles

By: Pollstar Staff Pollstar and VenuesNow today announced Live Week: Reviving Live!, which will combine the VenuesNow Conference, Pollstar Live! and Production Live! June 14-17, 2021 in Los Angeles. Reviving Live!, which will take place at the Beverly Hilton, will mark a major step forward in the return of the global live entertainment industry with…
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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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Black Music Month 1979

President Jimmy Carter first designated June as Black Music Month in 1979, and celebrated the decree with a White House concert

Though Carter declared June Black Music Month with the event in 1979, and black music institutions celebrated every June thereafter, Black Music Month didn’t become an official observation until 2000. Dyana Williams discovered in the late ’90s that President Carter didn’t issue an official decree, so she worked with her local congresswoman to draft House…
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From The Desk Of David Brookes

Repost Dear Friends, I am forwarding to you all, the below message from Michael Strickland (Chair and Founder of Bandit Lites) which is a call for further action on our part. I am pleased to announce we now have 170 co-sponsors of RESTART in the House, as we picked up 7 on Friday. This is…
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Nonprofit Well Dunn Adds David ‘5-1’ Norman To Board

By: Eric Renner Brown Music industry networking nonprofit announced the addition of touring veteran David ‘5-1’ Norman to its board on Monday. “I am thrilled to have David join our board; he has already provided backstage mentoring opportunities for Well Dunn candidates, and during these difficult times he has stepped in to create incredible learning…
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