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Martin Thomas, Lighting Designer – Black History Month, R. O. C. U.

By Liam Klenk In the course of Black History Month 2021, we are working together with Roadies Of Color United (R. O. C. U.) and we want to introduce you to a number of fabulous entertainment industry professionals. Today’s spotlight is on Martin Thomas, Lighting Designer and Lighting Director. He shares with us his thoughts on…
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INTRODUCING OUR MARCH 2021 FEATURED PROFESSIONAL OF THE MONTH Jennifer Jacobs

R.O.C.U. Staff Jennifer has 2 degrees 1 in Fashion Design and the other in Costume Design . She started her touring career as a wardrobe assistant with Luther Vandross in 1991. In her 30yrs in the industry she has been a wardrobe supervisor, Costume Designer, Stylist, and Seamstress to such artist as Natalie Cole, Tina…
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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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Bernarr Ferebee, Audio Engineer – Black History Month, R.O.C.U.

February 13, 2021 By Liam Klenk Bernarr Ferebee is an audio engineer with 27 years of experience working as a Staff Engineer and Systems Engineer as well as in installation. He works for Eighth Day Sound. Since 2008, he has also served as CEO of Behind the Access, LLC doing artist management for his son Durand…
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Jim Crow Union Forced to Change

New York Archives article written by Brian Purnell More Black history of the IATSE.Jim Crow Union Forced to Change”In existence since 1886, IA Stagehands Local 1 granted an all-Black auxiliary branch a charter in 1937 after Black workers in Harlem organized independently as a means of stopping white outsiders from hoarding all the theater jobs.…
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INTRODUCING OUR FEBRUARY 2021 FEATURED PROFESSIONAL OF THE MONTH KEITH McPHEE

R.O.C.U. Staff Keith McPhee is currently the Production Manager and Music Supervisor for The Tonight Show and the show’s house band, The Roots. His parents were both musicians, so it was just a natural progression. He grew up in a military family where “if you were on time, you were late.”   His father was a Chaplain…
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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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Now accepting memberships

ROCU Staff We are please to announce that we are now accepting Members into our Newly formed Professional Association. Please use the link below to sign up. 2021 marks the next phase in the evolution of Roadies Of Color United. Thank you for your continued support and those of you that have expressed an interest…
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