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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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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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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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Daychia Sledge, Audio Engineer, R. O. C. U. (Part 1)

Written by Liam Klenk on March 19, 2021. Posted in Music & Sound, On the Move, One & Done, Technical 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.…
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Wilbur Graham Jr., Head Carpenter on Broadway (R. O. C. U.)

By Liam Klenk Wilbur Graham Jr. is the Head Carpenter of The Longacre Theatre on Broadway, in New York City. The Philadelphia schooled native has been doing stage work and technical management for almost fifty years. This article is part of our series introducing members of Roadies of Color United. Wilbur Graham Jr., who usually much…
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Kenneth Williams, Engineer & Musician – Black History Month (Part 1)

February 26, 2021 By Liam Klenk Kenneth Williams is a versatile artist and technician. He is a passionate guitarist and song writer. At the same time, Kenneth does live sound reinforcement, broadcasting and recording (Front of House and Monitors). He also takes care of concert tours and venues as a production manager. Kenneth loves what he…
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