Game Changers: Caren Kelleher with Heather Wagner Reed

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Aug
13
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Aug 13, 2020 - 3:00 pm
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Caren Kelleher, Texas Chapter Governor and Founder and President of Austin vinyl pressing plant Gold Rush Vinyl, will be interviewed by Texas Chapter Secretary Heather Wagner Reed (Juice Consulting) about her experience founding and leading a small business, challenges she’s faced since starting the company, how she overcame those challenges, and what the future holds for Gold Rush Vinyl amidst the pandemic. The conversation will be followed by a short Q&A with the audience.

Cited as one of Forbes' Most Innovative Companies of 2020 "for revolutionizing vinyl production by making records three times faster than the industry average," we want to uncover lessons from Gold Rush Vinyl's evolution and how are innovating within the music industry.

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GRAMMYs
Aug
20
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Aug 20, 2020 - 3:00 pm
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Texas Chapter Governor and GRAMMY Award-winning producer Larry "S1" Griffin will be interviewed by Texas Chapter Vice President and legendary rapper Bernard “Bun B” Freeman about Larry's career, which began during his college years studying audio engineering in the late 1990s, how the pandemic and recent social unrest are impacting his work, and what led him to establish his Pray.Focus.Plan.Execute brand. The conversation will be followed by a short Q&A with the audience.

After receiving his associates degree in Applied Science in Audio Engineering in 1997, S1 went on to create a hip-hop/soul-inspired group called the Strange Fruit Project; his time as an emcee and executive producer for the project allowed him to hone in on a unique sound and develop his production skills. Fast forward to 2009 when prolific artist/songwriter Rhymefest introduced S1's music to Kanye West, leading to S1 co-producing West's first single "Power" off of the GRAMMY Award-winning album My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy. From there, S1 went on to team up with Beyoncé to co-produce her multi-platinum selling hit single, "Best Thing I've Never Had," followed by the Kanye and Jay-Z collaboration "Murder to Excellence" from Watch the Throne. S1 has also worked with Sarah Jaffe, Eminem, Madonna, Gladys knight, Drake, Lorde, The Game, 50 Cent, Adam Levine, and many more.

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GRAMMYs
Aug
27
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Aug 27, 2020 - 3:00 pm
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Austin musician and Texas Chapter Advisor Gina Chavez will be interviewed by Texas Chapter Governor Kam Franklin (The Suffers) about her career as a genre-bending queer artist, her work with various State Department programs, and her approach to creating music in the midst of social unrest and the pandemic. The conversation will be followed by a short Q&A with the audience.

A 12-time Austin Music Award winner, Gina's NPR Tiny Desk concert has 1 million views and her hour-long national TV debut aired across the U.S. last summer. Gina’s music is a passionate collection of bilingual songs traversing cumbia, reggaeton, folk and soul which takes audiences on a journey to discover her Latin roots through music as she shares her story of life in Texas as a married, queer Catholic. Gina's band has toured as cultural ambassadors with American Music Abroad and other State Department programs in 12 countries: Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, Guatemala, Mexico, Dominican Republic, Venezuela, Argentina, Costa Rica, Jordan, Uzbekistan, Kyrgyzstan, Kazakhstan. Gina and her wife run Niñas Arriba, a college fund they co-founded for young women in gang-dominated El Salvador. She is featured alongside Oprah, Loretta Lynn, and Beyonce in a new book by Southern Living celebrating the contributions of 100 Women in the South.

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