TRIANGLE IDOL - Meet the Judges



Dave Rose

DAVE ROSE is the co-founder and co-owner of Deep South Entertainment as well as author of the musician's guide-to-success book "Everything I know about the music business I learned from my cousin Rick", (Shuman and Goldstein Publishing Co. LLC) to be released July 2012.

Deep South Entertainment is a record label, artist management firm, talent agency, and concert production company with offices in Raleigh, NC, and Nashville, TN. Founded in 1995 by college friends Andy Martin and Dave Rose, the company began as a record label, operating out of the third bedroom of their Raleigh apartment.

Deep South quickly obtained national recognition as the artists they signed in the first few years of business began to achieve world-wide success, most notably Five for Fighting, Butch Walker, Sister Hazel, SR-71, Far Too Jones, Athenaeum, and Marcy Playground with their #1 smash hit "Sex & Candy".

Over the years Deep South has managed the careers of such Grammy-winning and Billboard-charting artists as Bruce Hornsby, Little Feat, Marcy Playground, SR-71, Vienna Teng, Stryper, Tres Chicas, Allison Moorer, and The Warren Brothers.

Locally Deep South is recognized as a concert producer for some of the most notable events in the City and State including The Governor's Inaugural Ball, North Carolina's bluegrass festival Cuegrass, Miranda Lambert's CMT Tour (Durham), Oak City 7, Out Raleigh, and Downtown Live. The company also owns and operates a live music venue in downtown Raleigh, appropriately named Deep South The Bar.

Shena J

When you hear the phrase “What it do boo” it can only mean that the one and only SHENA J is in the building.  Born and raised in Brooklyn, NY but reps for NC all day, everyday! One only needs to spend a few minutes in the presence of this boisterous radio personality to grasp that Shena J is a special blend of talent.

Shena J has honed her craft at some of the top broadcasting companies in the nation including  industry powerhouse Hot97 in NY with co-stars such as Angie Martinez, and Funk Master Flex . There she was an instrumental force in one of the biggest concert series in hip hop history the famous, “Summer Jam.” Her career has soared allowing her to work with some of entertainment’s most elite including Jay-Z, DMX, R, Kelly, Eve, Destiny’s Child, Busta Rhymes, and more.

As a vibrant contributor to Radio One, Inc. Shena J has been a leading champion in mega events such as Women’s Empowerment where she’s worked with the likes of Mary J. Blige, Natalie Cole, Idris Elba & Steve Harvey. She has produced her own successful production such as the annual Spring Bling Car & Bike Show.  Shena’s public dedication has also led her to continuously lend a voice to many charities within her community. She has faithfully been a part of Shifin’ Gear’s “Back to School Back Pack Give Away” and “Biker’s Choice Awards” as well as founding “Prom Promises” which gives young less fortunate girls the opportunity to attend their high school prom by sparing many high associated cost to those in need. McDonald’s has even recognized Shena J as their corporate ambassador for “Women On The Go” which celebrates hard workingwomen through out the triangle area. Shena J has also recently started working on her first novel.

Shena J is one of the only radio personalities in her market to have interviewed both President Barack Obama, and his lovely wife Michelle. The evidence of her fanfare can be found by her loyal listeners as she holds down the mid-day slot for the #1 hip hop and R&B station in RDU K97.5 Shena J’s passion for her work and compassion for her community has allowed her to be a role model and prime example of excellence within the entertainment industry.

Terri Dollar

TERRI DOLLAR has served as Program Director for Artsplosure, Arts Alive Raleigh, and First Night® Raleigh for the past 15 years. 
Terri has been involved in the entertainment world almost her entire life.  With undergraduate degrees in Theatre and English, she also has a Masters Degree in Educational Administration, She has spent her career developing and supporting the arts and working in the entertainment industry.

She has over 30 years of extensive theatre and on-camera experience, including performing, directing and producing.
She is the founder/owner of Kids Unlimited Talent Agency.  Kids Unlimited represents over 300 of the Southeast’s most talented young actors. 

She also served as Image and Creative Consultant for numerous television shows including FOX 50’s “Gimme the Mike.”  She has served on the board of directors for The NC Film Commission, The North Carolina Theatre, Performance Edge, Arts NC State, and was appointed by the City of Raleigh to the Raleigh Telecommunications Commission.  
Terri also directs a weekly drama class for young adults with special needs and is a passionate volunteer working with orphans in the Smolensk region of Russia. 
She is the proud mother of NYC professional actors Aubrey and Caroline. 

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