Research Triangle radio personality, music & cultural project producer, promoter, agent: Blues, Jazz, Funk, R&B, Country, and Theatre Arts
CONSIDERED THE MINISTER OF CULTURE
Marc has worked in the entertainment business since he was a teenager. His parents were part founders of a community radio station and Marc grew up working on promotions and advertising related to such events as the Bull Durham Blues Festival, Eno Festival, Centerfest, Black Diaspora Film Festival, Durham’s Martin Luther King Jr. Parade, etc….
He has also had involvement with many musical acts including: Bo Diddley, Isaac Hayes, Wilson Pickett, Bobby Womack, Keb’ Mo, Bobby Rush, Rod Piazza, Rosie Ledet, Shemekia Copeland, Buddy Guy, Koko Taylor, Atlantic Starr, the Delfonics, The Bar-Kays, Samecumba, African American Dance Ensemble, Bobby Hinton, MUGABEE, Roberta Flack, Maria Rolls, John Dee Holeman and many more…
His theatre and film relationships have include: Ruby Dee, Renee Fleming, Linda Humes, Ted Lansing, Haile Gerima, Dick Gregory, and he is a staple reading new scripts and promoting outstanding productions featured at the biennial National Black Theatre Festival in Winston Salem, North Carolina.
Today many of the arts and entertainment that comes to Durham especially at the Hayti Heritage Center has some input from Marc. His specialties are: Organizing Special Events, Negotiations, Public Relations, Announcing and MCing, Finding Quality Acts, Road crew management of Filmmakers and Musicians, Booking Entertainment, Helping Create Film and Theatre Works, Planning Festivals, talent procurement.
Every Thursday afternoon, he hosts a Blues show on WCOM…………103.5 FM. It is entitled the Juke Joint and airs from 4 to 6 p.m…. (http://wcomfm.org/index.php/programs/our-schedule) . Marc will be creating an archive of Podcasts through iTunes with wcom-hifi.mp3. The website however for the station is www. communityradio.coop/ …It’s a small station but a definite jewel in the radio community of RTP….Other announcers on this station are Larry Thomas, Dave Bellins, and Richard Brown…..
Marc on April 12, 2014 a typical weekend co-produced at the Pour House (located in Raleigh directly across from Moore Square) for a production which featured the Cedric Burnside Project with Lefty Williams.
Cedric Burnside is the grandson of the late blues legend R.L. Burnside.
Contact Marc Lee
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