Alonzo Dover is a successful business innovator, entrepreneur and sought-after producer, musician, arranger, composer, music executive.
He founded Quikstall (a telecommunications company) in which he negotiated contracts to provide cable/satellite installation for major industry communications corporations including; Media One, Comcast, Hughes International and DIRECTV.
Music is his passion and in 2002 he founded The Upper Room Entertainment Complex in Detroit with his wife Pamela. This thriving business of 14 years became a household name in Michigan and around the country. Artists featured included; Jennifer Holiday, Vashawn Mitchell, Dej Loaf, Vickie Winans, The Clark Sisters, Kiera Sherard, Deitrick Haddon, Tone, Israel Houghton. Also known for ‘2nd Saturday Comedy Night” which showcased; Brandon Jackson, Akintunde, Small Frye, Jonathan Slocum, Howie Bell and Horace HB Sanders. Also a hub for jazz performances by Tim Bowman, Randy Scott, Paul Dozier, Racie Biggs and Bobby Lyles to name a few. A beacon of the community, the Upper Room was the birthplace for 17 ministries and the venue site for more than 6,000 events.
Dover has worked on several projects with networks executing talent contests for BET and Gospel Music Channel, hosting the premiere of the hit sitcom ‘Blackish’ on ABC Network. He also worked with nationally-known actor, comedian/film director Robert Townsend as executive producer of a Comedy series that aired on The Black Family Channel, ‘Partners in Crime-Next Generation’. The series showcased local Detroit comedians and was nominated for a NAMIC (National Association of Minorities in Communications) award in 2007.