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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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INTRODUCING OUR JANUARY 2022 PROFESSIONAL OF THE MONTH Albert T Grey Jr.

ROCU Staff Writer AL GREY JR (AKA CAPTAIN BOOGIE) Al Grey Jr. Has been in the business for over 40yrs. Starting out as a DJ. & providing sound for local DJ’s such as Jazzy Jeff & Will (The Fresh Prince) & local bands. From there Al worked at the Philadelphia Academy of Music providing sound…
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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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ROADIES OF COLOR UNITED FEATURED PROFESSIONAL OF THE MONTH OCTOBER 2021 William Barnett

William Barnett has been in the industry since 1989. He currently works at the Potter’s House Church of Dallas as the Production Manager & FOH Engineer since October 2011. Mr. Barnett’s experiences include production management, stage management, live sound, broadcasting and recording engineer. Professional Work Experience Production & Stage Manager TD Jakes Cruise (2019), Live…
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INTRODUCING OUR SEPTEMBER 2021 FEATURED PROFESSIONAL OF THE MONTH CHRIS LANDER

Chris has been producing high quality concerts and events with a logical no nonsense approach for more than four decades Skills: Extensive experience in Touring, Rehearsal, Shops, Television, Conventions and Church. Front of House-Monitor Engineer, Stage-Production Manager, Stagehand, Promoter Rep, Consultant and Audio Instructor. Experienced Expert in all aspects of Backline, Staging and Labor Supervision.…
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INTRODUCING OUR AUGUST 2021 FEATURED PROFESSIONAL OF THE MONTH Terrence “Burn Out” Chism

ROCU Staff Friday evening October 28, 1983 a child was born…Hello world, my name is Terrence A. Chism! I’ve been a professional touring engineer since 2012. I started on my Audio Engineering path when I was 13 at a Church in Inglewood, California. First lesson, coiling cable!!! At that moment I knew this wasn’t for…
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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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