Category: Production

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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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INTRODUCING OUR JUNE 2021 FEATURED PROFESSIONAL OF THE MONTH David W. Ranger Adams

R.O.C.U. Staff Ranger’s Sound & Lighting Co. • Touring worldwide with multiple artists while occupying diversified positions from Backline Technician to Production Manager. These tours have been on a local, regional, national, and international level. • Designing, rigging and operating a variety of production systems (including theatre, concert, festival, pageant, video and television). Supervising local…
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Women in International Touring

Presented by Theatre Art Life and Roadies Of Color United About The Webinar Join Ashley Lomax, Salinda Walker, Tasha McGahee-Shangvi, and Tina Farris in this TheatreArtLife webinar to see what it is like to be a female in the international touring scene. ABOUT ASHLEY LOMAXAshley Lomax is a Maryland native, with over 16 years in…
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Q&A Session: Production Management for Concerts and Festivals

Theatre Art Life and Roadies Of Color United Due to popular demand, TheatreArtLife is hosted a live Q&A session for one of our most attended webinars. If you missed out on this exciting opportunity to hear answers to questions that were presented in the last forum. We brought back our original panelists, this webinar is…
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INTRODUCING OUR APRIL 2021 FEATURED PROFESSIONAL OF THE MONTH William Chainey Harpe

R.O.C.U. Staff Audio Engineer / Production Manager I started mixing audio in my Church. During my teen years Cleveland, Ohio was a mecca for live entertainment of all genres. I was able to secure work with local and national audio companies in the area. Soon I was mixing venues, night clubs and festivals all over…
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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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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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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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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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