On Feb. 8, 2003, Jose Carreras performed at Avery Fisher Hall to a packed house. The musicians who performed for that concert — which was covered by a Local 802 contract — have never been paid.
The union sued the contractor (Archer Lyon Entertainment) and the contractual signatory, Jordan Belkin. On Feb. 19, 2005, Local 802 won a judgment for $55,847.20, which represents full wages and penalties owed to the musicians.
However, no assets have been located, even though the union served several restraining notices and hired a private detective.
Archer Lyon Entertainment is run by Antonio Coppola, a well-known concert promoter.
If you have any information about Archer Lyon Entertainment, Jordon Belkin or Antonio Coppola, or if you have ever worked for them, please contact Concert Rep Jacob Heyman-Kantor or union counsel Harvey Mars, at (212) 245-4802.