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Currently Browsing: September, 2009

Tuesday, September 15, 2009
Voting is every citizen’s right and obligation. It is important that you make your voice heard in every primary and general election. Below is a list of Local 802’s endorsements to date. More candidates will be added shortly. As civic

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In a sour economy, Local 802 is more importan than ever
Economists are calling the last ten months the worst economic downturn since the great depression of the 1930’s. In this setting Local 802 has been more important to professional musicians than ever before. Without a union contract, you are at

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How did Max Roach's missing drums turn up in a barn?
Harvey Mars, Esq. Max Roach’s drums (above) were found in a Tennessee barn, where they had been hidden. The Deputy Sheriff who had his hand on the top of the gun holstered at his side looked at me and said

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IATSE Supports Universal Health Care It’s time for universal health care. IATSE became the 21st international union to endorse H.R. 676, the single-payer healthcare legislation introduced by Congressman John Conyers (D-MI). Local 802 and the AFM have both endorsed the

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Why musicians need health care reform now
David J. Hahn
In 2006, I was diagnosed with cancer when a large tumor was discovered in my chest. I remember my initial surgery following the discovery of the tumor. I had researched what the surgery would likely cost and discovered that the

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From left: Benny Powell, Jommy Owens and Sean Lyons. All photos by Walter Karling. Are you ready for Sept. 29? Local 802’s Justice for Jazz Campaign begins a major initiative on Sept. 29. It’s time for New York City’s jazz

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Musicians' Assistance Program
Cindy Green, LCSW
One of the major challenges in this country is providing accessible health care for everyone. Fortunately, those in the entertainment profession have the Actors Fund, which offers programs, services and other useful resources for the exploration of affordable health insurance

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Allegro wins top awards in contest
Let’s toot our own horn just for a second. Allegro was awarded best labor newspaper in its circulation class by the International Labor Communications Association, an umbrella group of labor publications. Allegro also won a number of other top writing

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The Musicians’ Voice is an open forum for discussion about the state of union affairs. The letters here do not necessarily express the views of Local 802. Letters must be 300 words or less. Send them to Allegro, c/o Local

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The following two resolutions have been submitted for the October membership meeting. Resolution #1 Whereas Article I, Section 7(n) of Local 802’s bylaws for forty years provided that any donations and contributions to any organization in excess of $100 per

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As Elections Approach, Let’s Take Stock
Mary Landolfi
This fall, we will be entering a new election cycle at Local 802. I stepped forward in 2006 because I believed that this organization was on a wrong course. That is certainly not an opinion that is universally shared, but

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Recording Vice-President's Report
Bill Dennison
In order to achieve results, we have to make our voices heard in D.C. The next few months may well determine if the United States will remain a third world country when it comes to its citizens’ health care needs.

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Feature Interview with Stanley Drucker
“I was 18…I was notified about an audition at the New York Philharmonic. I was asked if I wanted to do an audition for Bruno Walter and the committee of principal players and of course, at that age one doesn’t

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As a tenor trombone player, I have toured internationally with the Monkees and regionally with This Ambitious Orchestra. In addition to several national television appearances, I play principal trombone with the Astoria Symphony Orchestra. I have appeared on stage with

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JIM CHAPIN Jim Chapin, 89, a jazz drummer and educator, died on July 4. He joined Local 802 in 1939. Mr. Chapin’s 1948 drum instruction book is still in print today and is arguably the most important drum set text

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May 26, 2009 - July 21, 2009
TUESDAY, MAY 26, 2009 Meeting called to order at 11:10 a.m. Present: President Landolfi, Recording Vice President Dennison, Executive Board members Burridge, Fein, Norrell, Rizzo, Schaffner, Schwartz and Jazz Advisory Committee Liaison Owens. Financial Vice President Blumenthal excused on union

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Sight-Singing Answer: “Zip-a-dee-doo-dah”  CROSSWORD PUZZLE Across 1- Roseanne BARR 5- Neophyte TYRO 9- Brawl SETTO 14- Horne solo ARIA 15- Stir up ROIL 16- Dancing, maybe AREEL 17- Lack of knowledge NESCIENCE 19- Drum type SNARE 20- Metamorphic rock GNEISS 21-

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September 2009
Local 802 offices will be closed for business September 7, 2009 in observance of Labor Day. The Membership Department dues payment window & the Recording Department check pick-up window will close at 1:00pm on Friday, September 4, 2009. Date Event

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Bill Crow
Howard Heller is a French hornist who also plays the bagpipes. He told me he once got a call from another piper who needed him to cover a funeral service at a church not far from his home in Pelham

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