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LON DORSEY (Sings like Lou Rawls)

P.O. Box 270942, IMDb11 Dallas, Texas 75227-0942 United States
713.530.8188 . 713.259.1120 a_rosco_music@yahoo.com . http://facebook.com/profile.php?id=100013066089551
Seeking Agent in L.A., SAG-AFTRA, ACTRA Apprentice, SAG Eligible

Performer Profile


  • Gender: Male
  • Height: 5 feet 11 in
  • Weight: 205 lbs
  • Age Range: 40 - 60
  • Physique: Average
  • Hair Color: Black
  • Hair Length: Chin Length
  • Eyes: Brown
  • Ethnicity: African American, Mixed, Eastern European, Caucasian
  • Voice Type: Eight-octave range, Bass, Baritone, Alto, Tenor, Smooth crooner, strong vocals, powerful
  • Unique Traits: Voice charactures, Voice charactures, Speaks Business Rhetoric, Billiard/Pool Amateur/Pro, Stand-up Comedian (sarcasm/dry humor), Brainy/Ultra-Intelligent, Hold'em poker pro player

Representation


February 16, 2016 Lon Dorsey will audition America's Got Talent on behalf of the Tribute to Lou Rawls Performances this week.

June 27, 2015: Canceled KLIF Business & Law. http://www.reverbnation.com/artist/fb_share/2371835

February 28, 2015: Lon Dorsey has uploaded several demo songs of Lou Rawls music in Tribute. Please click and listen. To book the Lon Dorsey band, and the Ultimate Tribute to Lou Rawls, contact us at (713) 530-8188, or email us here.

June 1, 2014: Lon Dorsey returns to 570 AM KLIF with "On Business & Law" Radio Talk Shows, the radio version of his very popularly successful program, 'The Business & Law News Hour" on UPN TV Network, during the 1990's - 2000's, ended by the 9-11 disasters. The one-hour long show entertains professional law firms and attorneys, business relations and composite news as well as celebrity and other unique interviews with individuals in mainstream media. The show is LIVE and accepts callers, broadcasting Dallas/Ft. Worth and North Texas Sundays from 2 P.M. to 3 P.M. Guests and audiences alike love Lon's humor and the overall atmosphere of his show. To listen live, click http://www.klif.com

January 11, 2014: Lon Dorsey embarks on new project to open his own music venue in Southlake, Texas, "Lon Dorsey's New Orleans Club," which will be a Tribute to Lou Rawls type venue, very upscale with nightly performances. Looking for financial backers at this time. This is an enormous project with many advantages. Lon and his real estate broker check out the venue today.

UPDATE April 11, 2013: I would like to say in the words of Lou Rawls on one of his German concert tours, "Danke Viel" (Thanks a lot) and I'd like to say to our friends in Germany, "Wir hoffen, Sie bald zu sehen" (Hope to see you soon!)

Many great irons in the fire in Germany, with regard to our musical project, "The Ultimate Lou Rawls Tribute Performances," and definitive compilation CD Project honoring big brother Lou, as well as much original music that in fact, may cause the production to be recorded as well as composed/arranged in Germany, and Spain is also looking into financing a project with me. Visit our fundraiser at https://www.gofundme.com/tribute2lou

Martin Kohten, ia potential team member for us in Germany, and a member of Official Lou Rawls Fan Club, reported this morning that work is underway in its first stages to secure financial support for this great music project.

If it has the positive results that we believe, as the German people truly love Lou Rawls, steps could be underway to get the ball rolling with an initial trip to Germany by myself to meet the sponsors, accompanied by Martin who would act as my local translator for the meetings.

We would also do quite a bit of media while in Germany with regard to the Tribute Music Project honoring Lou.

You will be kept apprised of our progress, and certainly I want to thank our very good friend, Martin Kohten there in Monchengladbach, Germany for this great news and effort on his part as one of our most responsible members of OLRFC.

Of course, this could open the way for many wonderful musical soirees and collaborations occurring with our German friends who are great artisans and lovers of Jazz/Blues and Popular music created by Lou Rawls and other artists!

Thank you Martin!

UPDATE March 27, 2013: Lon began negotiations for the creation of his own record label, working on music distribution and other matters for his music which is preparing to break soon... look for it.

UPDATE January 15, 2013: Lon Dorsey relocated to Los Angeles, California.. Working on new TV Show for 'The Business & Law News Hour," coming to KTLA-TV 5 Los Angeles; "Celebrity Cooking & Comedy with Lon Dorsey" Music: "The Ultimate Lou Rawls Tribute Performances," UPDATE JUNE 29, 2012: "Lon Dorsey is clearing the legalities to do THE ULTIMATE Lou Rawls Tribute" Performances!

UPDATE APRIL 5, 2012: Lon Dorsey is putting together a new orchestra in Las Vegas to do new music, and other concerts."

UPDATE DEC. 1, 2011: Lon Dorsey and Lou Rawls, Jr. to be interviewed celebrating Lou Rawls Birthday December 1, 1933. Lon sings Lou Rawls tunes, Lou Rawls, Jr. will share current happenings in his life. Tonight 10 p.m. on KKDA SOUL 73 AM Radio Dallas, Tx Ernie Johnson Show. +++ Lon Dorsey, long time friend of Lou Rawls and Lou Rawls, Jr. will soon start duo performances, "Old/New School Lou" (Tributes To Lou Rawls, both artists combine their Lou Rawls Tributes to deliver a double whammy for Lou Rawls Fans."

UPDATE SEPT. 15, 2011: Lon Dorsey to perform "A Tribute To Lou Rawls" charity function with Lou Rawls, Jr and Louanna Rawls benefiting the "Dr. Louis Rawls Foundation" October 28th, DuSable Museum of African-American History; 7-11 p.m. Chicago, Illinois. For details see Lon Dorsey page on Facebook. https://www.facebook.com/lon.dorsey (event has been cancelled by foundation, will possibly be rescheduled for February 2012)

UPDATE AUGUST 31, 2011: A proud bio of my cousin Reginald T. Dorsey which will be on here for the entirety of the month of September 2011 in honor of my mother and Reginald's late aunt, as September is her birthday month, Mary Kathryn Kennedy-Dorsey.

http://weissmanreport.com/2011-08-04-18-06-26/item/397-the-nerve-of-reginald-t-dorsey

MARCH 23, 2011: APRIL 3, 2011 7PM - Evening of splendid musical arrangements by Reginald "Reggie" Love and Lon Dorsey (The Bad Rosco does "A 'Lil Bit 'O Lou Rawls"... Buttons Restaurant - ADDISON, TX., Sunday, April 3rd; 7-11 p.m.

MAY 7, 2011 - Rawlins-Fulton Clubhouse and Tented Grounds; Baltimore, MD. May 7, 2011; 7-11 p.m. "Brothers Who Can Cook" World culinary expressions from Pro Chefs, magnificence in musical delights, Reggie Love, Marcell Russell and the Truth, Jahiti Brownfish, Ama Chandra, Ujimma Briward Masani, and me... Lon Dorsey all honoring the African mothers who fed us well and shared their recipes with us! Can't STAND it! Be there! Thank you for flying Southwest Airlines!

UPDATE MARCH 10, 2011: New Lon Dorsey Band now being formed under the musical direction of Hollywood arranger/composer, the ingenious Reginald Love; combining the satin soul singing of Lon Dorsey, who sounds like Lou Rawls, and the music wizardry of Reggie Love, to form the new musical collaboration in the vernacular, "Rosco and Love!" This week Lon is in the studio putting together a production coming to you soon, an will be added to this and other sites below.

https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100013066089551 https://www.facebook.com/groups/LouRawlsFans http://www.myspace.com/londorsey
http://www.twitter.com/londorsey

AVAILABILITY: Local, National, International) Rosco naturally sounds Like Lou Rawls, and the two even look a lot aike as well. Now performing, = Rosco A Tribute To Lou = Rosco was a good friend of Lou for many years and knew Lou very well. His Tribute show is one that you will not want to miss. One reporter said of Rosco, You cannot hear and see this show and not be deeply moved. The tonal qualities of Rosco and his = whine and moan = sounds take your breath away! Said of Rosco, "He has the voice, it's totally awesome!," Alan Oldfield. Book this Tribute show! Other collaborations welcome.

Available For:
Anniversaries, Apres Ski Parties, Awards Nights, Bachelor Parties, Bachelorette Parties, Banquets, Bar Mitzvahs, Bat Mitzvahs, Birthday Parties, Children's Birthday Parties, Casinos, Celebrations, Christenings, Christmas Parties, Church Services, Clubs, Coffee Shops, Community Events, Conventions, Corporate Functions, Country Clubs, Cruise Ships, Dinner Dances, Festivals, Fraternity Functions, Fund Raisers, Funerals, Graduation Parties, Grand Openings, Hotels, Jingles, Movie Soundtracks, Picnic, Private Parties, Proms, Resorts, Restaurants, Reunions, Showers, Sorority Function, Studio Session, Temples, TV Soundtracks, Weddings.

About Rosco (Lon Dorsey)

Born: July 3, 1955
Lon “Rosco” Dorsey (first cousin of Reginald T. Dorsey) has been singing Lou Rawls songs since the 1970's, various Rawls family members are friends today. Lon is performing his “Tribute To Lou Rawls” now starting and other cities.

For over 30 years he worked in broadcast. He and Lou Rawls look alike as well. He and Lou were good friends, along with media as a talk show Host in the Texas area. His most recent successful television show was, “The Business & Law News Hour which aired on Paramount/UPN TV 21 in the Dallas/Ft. Worth market, Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 6 to 7 a.m. Born in Dallas, Lon was a regular on scholastic honor rolls, graduated High School and attended college in Dallas. He served in the armed forces in the United States Air Force where he was an honor grad and fifth in his class in computer systems training at Bergstrom AFB, Austin, Texas. Lon is single and has three daughters. Lon looks and sings like friend and recording artist Lou Rawls and is also pursuing a professional singing career. Lon is a born-again Christian.

In addition to being a veteran television and radio talk show host, and having been on many of the Texas radio and television stations with his own shows as an independent producer, Lon has been recognized in Who's Who in Texas Advertising, featured in national publications, numerous newspapers and magazines around the country, and broadcasts in Texas and other States, including CNN, Associated Press, United Press International, Dallas Morning News, Dallas Times Herald, The Denver Post, Chicago Times, Dallas Observer, Dallas Weekly, AD WEEK, to name a few, for his business and mental prowess, creative ideas, and Christian faith. Currently, he is the president of Dorsey Advertising/Public Relations, a 27 year advertising agency, president/CEO of Legal Counsel Services Marketing, Inc., housing the production arm for his broadcasts (LCSMI Productions), FUTURETALK Telecommunications Company, Inc., a low cost long distance company which was the first company to contract with MCI as a network marketing company to market VideoPhones and numerous other business concerns.

He acted as public relations advisor to former WBC Heavyweight Champ, Larry Holmes in the 1980's, was marketing director for the Dallas Black Hawks Hockey Team during the 1970's, published “Soccer Today” Magazine for Lamar Hunt's Dallas Tornado Soccer Team (1970's) as well as “Hockey Today” for the Dallas Black Hawks, was one of the top fund-raisers for the Dallas Jaycees during that period. In addition to producing quality radio and television shows, he assists businesses with solutions to their marketing and advertising problems and public relations requirements.

Lon is an accomplished writer and publisher with his best successes still ahead of him, he believes. He chided many who said that the year 2000 would spell world doom and saw the abrupt cancellations of his show “Lon Dorsey's Y2K Countdown,” which was a great effort in broadcast. Lon is the executive producer and host for the long-running Business & Law” Radio and Television Talkshow Productions (having personally interviewed over ' seven thousand' attorneys) and has had more attorneys on radio and television than any other talkshow host in the history of the Texas within the same period of time. His programming has aired for many years on stations like KRLD/KOOO 1190, KGBS 1190, KLIF 570 AM, KSKY 660 AM, KGGR 1040 AM, K-1600 AM, KMIA-AM/Ft. Worth, KXVI Plano, “The Law & You” Radio and Television Talk Shows, business and legal shows spanning over 'ten' years in Texas, “Lon Dorsey & Friends,” “ADTALK,” KWJS, KJIM Radio, Arlington, Vision TV KERA 13 (PBS), KDFI TV 27, TV 49 (Dallas/Irving), KMPX TV 29, KXTX TV 39, “Life's Musical Moments” Music-bio shows, KAAM 620 AM, “On Business & Law” on 990 AM Mainstreet Radio, as well as other stations and productions. On March 13, 2004 Lon began working on his first National radio program which was with Matrix Media in Chicago.

Lon has the support and respect of at least most of his peers, and is highly applauded for his efforts in the areas of legal and business media. He was also the first person to publish a newspaper to highlight the problems of homelessness in the Dallas area (Streetpeoples News), and is bringing the newspaper back after 13 years. Lon is in the process of producing two new TV shows: “Not At Home,” (and is re-launching SWNews in Texas;) which is a 5-day/week show that will air Mondays through Fridays, 12 Noon to 1 p.m.; and “LateNite Business & Law w/Lon Dorsey” are other television productions Lon is working on, in addition to On Business & Law with Lon Dorsey which will re-launch on Texas radio stations, KSEV AM 700 and KMGS AM 1160, simulcasting on Thursday evenings from 8-9 p.m. He is also launching Professional Lawyer Review Magazine, a consumer-based, legal products, lawyer-rating publication for corporations and individuals, and is re-issuing his newspaper covering the homeless issue, “Streetpeoples Weekly News and developing a new staff in the Houston, Texas area that will be the paper's new home base.

Lon is currently working on producing a new TV show, "Haiti2day Relief TV," that will be slated to air on NBC TV 5 (KXAS-TV). More to come, for info regarding sponsorship and advertising call 713.530.8188

LCSMI TV/Radio Talk Productions
PO Box 270942
Dallas, Texas
75227-0942

Contact information:

Booking Information for
Lon Dorsey Television
Radio Show Productions
Lon Dorsey
(713) 530-8188
lcsmi@yahoo.com

Rosco Music Enterprises
Lon Dorsey's Lou Rawls
Tribute Shows
a_rosco_music@yahoo.com
(713) 530-8188

Allen Landerman
Agent/Attorney
allen@alpclaw.com

Home: Dallas, TX

Lon Dorsey (Rosco)
Lou Rawls Look/Sound-alike
P.O. Box 270942
Dallas, Texas
A_ROSCO_MUSIC@yahoo.com
(713) 530-8188

Rosco Music Enterprises
Attn: Account/Booking Mgr.
P.O. Box 270942
Dallas, Texas 75227-0942
a_rosco_music@yahoo.com

Booking Houston area
Mike Rawls
nprawlspi@yahoo.com
(281) 570-5826

New/Upcoming:
"Lon Sho' Can Cook"
60 Min. Comedy Cooking TV Prog
Producer/Contact
Rose Leverton
lcsmi@yahoo.com
(713) 259-1120

Comedy


"The Mizer" Sheriff UTD Arts

Performer Skills


  • Performance Skills: Improvisation, Singing, Host, Voiceover, Comedian
  • Athletic Skills: Bowling, Fishing
  • Accents: Southern, British, Midwest, Italian, French, Spanish
  • Spoken Languages: English, Filipino, Spanish
  • Musical Instruments: Piano
  • Dance: Disco, Jazz, Modern, Club/Freestyle, close up slow dancing, Old school swingout

Education


  • UTD, Dallas/Texas, 1974
    Acting

Training


  • UTD Acting, Dallas(Richardson)/Texas, Acting, UTD Jazz Ensemble, Pete Vollmer, 1974
    Acting, singing, etc.

Awards


  • "The Mizer", Best Actor, 1975
    17th Century Mollier

References


  • Marc Heidemann, Corporate Sponsor/Friend
  • Marc Heidemann, Corporate Sponsor/Friend

Employment Details


  • Work History: 30 year talk show host, Theater, Radio, Voice Over, Music Video, Business & Legal Radio Host, Commercial, Christmas Show Singing Host, PR, Marketing/Promotions, Business & Law TV Host, Film, Television
  • Job Categories: Production, Acting, Acting, Writing
  • Are you willing to work unpaid?: Yes
  • Authorized to work in United States: Yes
  • Primary Citizenship: United States
  • Valid Passport: Yes
  • Prior Job Title 1: Producer
  • Prior Job Title 2: Executive Producer
  • Prior Job Title 3: Host

Skype Contact


Skype Name: Lon Dorsey
Skype ID: lon.d1

Skype ID, however seldom uses Skype, best to contact by phone/email first.

Lon Dorsey's Tribute to Lou Rawls Performance Hall Project Investment Opportunity


For over 7 years, talk show veteran Lon Dorsey has dreamed of building a performance hall to give tribute to the memory of the ingenious musical iconoclastic late Lou Rawls.

The location for the Tribute to Lou Rawls Performance Hall is Southlake, Texas. Lon has been working on finding an investor that will help with the $2 million dollar innvestment price tag to buy the land and building which already exists, and is being held, pending his finding financing.

Call (713) 530-8188 for investment info. Principals only please.


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