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Mr. James Benjamin Rodgers

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Owner

James Rodgers Company
2149 Swinnea Road
Nesbit , Mississippi 38651
United States

Company Description: James Rodgers Company is a licensed general contractor in the State of Mississippi and specializes in the custom design, building and/or remodeling of homes,...   more
Background

Employment History

Board Memberships and Affiliations

  • County Engineer
    Quitman County Mississippi

Education

  • Manhattan School of Music
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James Rodgers Company
www.jamesrodgers-co.com, 18 Oct 2014 [cached]
James Rodgers founded the company in 1971 working with developers as a sub-contractor doing foundations, slabs, framing, roofing, painting and millwork on thousands of single and multi family housing units in the Memphis Metropolitan area. Then after securing a general contractors license, James concentrated mostly on doing custom homes, single and multi-family repairs, renovations, remodeling, fire-storm damage and light commercial projects etc.
PREVIOUS JOBS AND EXPERIENCES
Before James went out on his own, he worked as a superintendent and project manager on several major apartment complexes in the Memphis area. And in the building trades, he performed duties as a construction engineer doing horizontal and vertical controls (aka layout work) on High-Rise and commercial buildings, apartment projects and so on.Prior to him moving his family to Memphis, James worked for the Gates Engineering Firm in Clarksdale, Mississippi doing survey and design work on roads, levees and bridges, etc. W.L. Gates the owner, also was the county engineer for Quitman County Mississippi, and James as his assistant, performed duties as assistant county engineer as well.
PROJECTS WORKED ON
To name a couple of large projects James worked on prior to him going into business for himself, he was the project construction engineer for Harmon Construction Co. from Oklahoma City, OK, the prime contractor on the State Office and Shelby County Administration Buildings in Downtown Memphis, and project construction engineer for Ragner-Benson Construction Co. from Chicago, IL the prime contractor on the old RCA Building in Memphis.
Additionally, James is also a master carpenter and is heavily experienced in concrete formwork-pouring-finishing, framing, trim, millwork, cabinetry, furniture, fine woodworking, and has extensive hands on experience in several other trades in the construction field as well.
James Benjamin Rodgers Tenor - Biography
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A native of New Zealand, James Benjamin Rodgers has appeared with The Ravinia Festival, The Merola Opera Program, Toledo Opera, Opera Omaha, The Southern Sinfonia, The Little Orchestra Society of New York, The Orpheus Choir, Trinity Wall Street, The Banff Centre, The Mac-Haydn Theatre, The NBR New Zealand Opera, The Opera Company of Middlebury, Red Light New Music and The Paul Dresher Ensemble.
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James and Jillian hope to bring the program to the United States in the coming seasons. James also appeared in the premiere performance of Matthew Welch's opera Borges and the Other at Roulette in Brooklyn, and took the role of Tommy Albright in the Mac-Haydn Theatre's production of Brigadoon.
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2013 sees James make his European debut with the MDR Sinfonieorchester in Leipzig performing Weill's Four Songs of Walt Whitman.
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James then travels to New Zealand to take the role of Goro in NBR New Zealand Opera's new production of Puccini's Madame Butterfly. The summer of 2013 sees him return to the Mac-Haydn theatre where he will take the role of Jean Valjean in their production of Les Misèrables.
James has performed numerous roles in both Opera and Musical Theatre. He is a passionate advocate of the art song repertoire and a champion of new music. His awards include: An Arts Excellence Award from the Malvina Major Foundation (2010), Winner of the Joy in Singing Competition (2008), Winner of the Lotte Lenya Competition (2007), Wellington Rotary Scholarship, Marie D'Albini Scholarship, Bell Gully Travel Award, Sir Henry Cooper Memorial Scholarship in Music, as well as grants from the Lankhuyzen/Whetu Kairangi Masonic Trust, The Kurt Weill Foundation, Merola Opera and the Malvina Major Foundation.
A graduate of the Manhattan School of Music, James was the Orvis Foundation Scholar and received the Janet D. Schenck Award for his distinguished contribution to the life of the school. He has studied voice with Dr. Robert White, Joan Patenaude-Yarnell, Neil Rosenshein and Emily Mair.
James recently completed his debut recording with renowned pianist Kenneth Merrill.
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James resides in New York City.
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America's First Freestanding Holocaust Memorial Center - Previous HMC Announcements
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Among all of the evening's musical personalities, the one who is farthest from home is James Benjamin Rodgers, a New Zealand-born tenor who won the first prize at this year's Kurt Weill-Lotte Lenya Competition for Singers, founded and sponsored by the Kurt Weill Foundation for Music. Mr. Rodgers is currently a graduate student at the Manhattan School of Music in New York City.
Mr. Rodgers' program at the HMC Dinner event will include "Mack the Knife" from "The Threepenny Opera," by Kurt Weill and Bertolt Brecht, and selections from Leonard Bernstein's "West Side Story."
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Maya Rand will accompany Nadia Weinberg, and metro Detroit pianist Martin Mandelbaum will accompany James Benjamin Rodgers.
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James Benjamin Rodgers Tenor - Biography
www.jamesrodgerssinger.com, 5 Aug 2011 [cached]
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A native of New Zealand, James has performed at the Kauffman Center, Carnegie Hall, Alice Tully Hall, Riverside Church, and the renowned Joe's Pub in New York City.
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James' roles include: Pluto in Offenbach's Orpheus and the Underworld; Sam in Kurt Weill's Street Scene, Britten's Albert Herring, Monteverdi's L'Orfeo; Tamino in Mozart's Die Zauberflote; Nadir in Bizet's Les Pecheurs des Perles; The Baker in Stephen Sondheim's Into the Woods; Billy in Weill's Mahagonny Songspeil.
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This season James will perform with Opera on the Avalon, the Banff Center's Opera as Theatre program as well as performing Schumann's Dichterliebe on April 8th with pianist Jillian Zack.
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James will also take the role of Marco Polo in the World Premiere of Christopher Cerrone's Invisible Cities, to be staged in New York at the Italian Academy in May.
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James is currently working on his debut recording with renowned pianist Kenneth Merrill.
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James resides in New York City.
All Rights Reserved © James Benjamin Rodgers. 2008
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