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R.O.C.U. Roadies Relief 2nd Round

R.O.C.U. Staff We are pleased to announce that we are offering  a second round of $500.00 grants from our R.O.C.U. Roadies Relief Fund to our members that meet the grant requirements. Please use this link to apply online.  ROCU APPLICATION FOR COVID-19 GRANT ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS AND PROCEDURES U.S. Citizens Only Applicants must be able to…
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Crew Nation 2nd Round Grants

Crew Nation. Second Round Live events have been on pause for over a year now and Crew Nation knows many in our community are struggling to make ends meet. Starting today, we’re opening second-round grants to give additional money to those in need of emergency funding to cover critical costs such as housing, food, and…
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Coronavirus (COVID-19): Small Business Guidance & Loan Resources

Health and government officials are working together to maintain the safety, security, and health of the American people. Small businesses are encouraged to do their part to keep their employees, customers, and themselves healthy. Content Coronavirus relief options American Rescue Plan Act signed into law by President Biden Biden Administration takes steps to promote equitable…
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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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Kenneth Williams, Engineer & Musician – Black History Month (Part 2)

February 28, 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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Rebekah Foster – Production Manager, Black History Month, Professional Profile

By Liam Klenk Rebekah Foster has been in the entertainment business for over 35 years. While she studied sports medicine at university, her passion for music – specifically audio engineering – and the arts proved to be the stronger force. Rebekah was willing to work anywhere so she could gain experience and find a firm foot…
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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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