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Currently Browsing: July, 2017

President's Report
Tino Gagliardi
It’s gearing up to be a great summer at Local 802. I’m proud to announce two exciting new programs that have the potential to bring new work to our members. The first is our brand-new online referral directory called www.newyorkmusicians.com.

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ALL LS-1 CONTRACTS MUST BE SUBMITTED BY JULY 15, 2017 for the benefit period that begins Sept. 1, 2017. Only teaching (private and institutional) and/or solo, live engagements performed between January 1 to June 30, 2017 can be reported on

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How an illegal job posting ended in an unfair labor practice charge
Harvey Mars, Esq.
Harvey Mars is counsel to Local 802. Legal questions from members are welcome. E-mail them to hsmlaborlaw@harveymarsattorney.com. Harvey Mars’s previous articles in this series are archived at www.harveymarsattorney.com. (Click on “Publications & Articles” from the top menu.) Nothing here or

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Out of the Pit
Julie Ferrara
We’re a hit! The Local 802 Musician Referral Service is happy to announce that Broadway Buskers: Out of the Pit has been extended. This outdoor music series, which is a partnership between the Times Square Alliance and Local 802, will

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Fred Staton at 102
Todd Bryant Weeks
On a warm Sunday afternoon, Mr. Fred Staton sits, poised and alert in his comfy chair. He has graciously agreed to an interview and invited me into his home. At age 102, he might be expected to balk at such

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The Actors Fund invites musicians to learn about the new Creative Entrepreneur Project
Christopher D. Bloodworth
At the very core of their being, performing artists are entrepreneurs. This was our premise in designing the Creative Entrepreneur Project, a new program launching this summer at the Actors Fund Career Center that Local 802 members are invited to

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Dave Roth
We all know that music can heal. That’s why I’m pleased to announce the sixth annual Broadway Alzheimer’s iPod Drive, which runs from Aug. 1 to 19. As some of you know, my mother suffered from Alzheimer’s and was stripped

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E-mail letters to Allegro@Local802afm.org or write to Allegro, Local 802, 322 West 48th Street, New York, NY 10036. Letters must be no more than 300 words. Opinions expressed here do not necessariy represent the views of Local 802. When musicians

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Amy Camus
All photos below by Walter Karling. What makes a young musician decide to pursue her love for the art form as a profession? For each of us the impetus is different, but often some formative experience starts the journey. For

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Live musical theatre sounds better outside! The Broadway League’s annual revue called “Stars in the Alley” took place again this year and included excerpts from many top shows. Local 802 members performed under a union contract. Photos by Walter Karling.

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WILLIAM BROHN William Brohn, 84, the conductor, orchestrator, arranger and bassist, died on May 11. He had been a member of Local 802 since 1963. Mr. Brohn orchestrated more than a dozen Broadway musicals in his lifetime, including “Wicked,” “Miss

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Reminiscences
Todd Bryant Weeks
I first met drummer Rudy Lawless in the summer of 2007 with his partner in crime, the drummer Wade Barnes. Wade, may he rest in peace, passed away in 2012. Wade and Rudy would visit me in the office frequently, and

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Reminiscences
David Zinn
Although primarily known throughout the music industry as a classical violinist, my father, William Zinn, who died on April 11 at the age of 92, was an amazing man who was active in several fields. Bill was a composer, author,

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December 6, 2016 - December 20, 2016
NOTE:The E-board did not meet on 11-22-16 or 11-29-16. TUESDAY, DECEMBER 6, 2016 Meeting called to order at 11:05 a.m. by Financial Vice President Olcott. Present: Recording Vice President Schwartz, Executive Board members Cutler, Dougherty, Hyde, Kruvand, Sharman, Suttmann. President

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Ray Wong
It is such an honor to be a member of Local 802! I joined because I was invited to play in “An American in Paris” on Broadway and on the national tour. Classically trained as a pianist at Juilliard and

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Harold Kava
Joining Local 802 is a very exciting and big step for me. I have been a drummer, percussionist and backup vocalist for 35 years and decided that the time has come for me to take my passion for music and

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Craig Klonowski
I re-joined Local 802 because there is no better way to connect with other professional musicians and to ensure that when I do perform, I am part of the professional music community of New York City. I’m working toward a

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Marina Kifferstein
I joined Local 802 to work with the Center for Contemporary Opera on “Jane Eyre,” a new opera by Louis Karchin. Working with living composers is a passion of mine, and that is how I spend a good deal of

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Adam Kiefer
Coming from Nashville, I joined Local 802 to get more connected with NYC’s musicians, and I’m just astounded with the amount of talent this city possesses. Joining the union is great start to see who’s who and to see what

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Andrew Sommer
I joined Local 802 because I believe it is important to be an active member in my local music community. I learned the importance of unions from an early age. My father was a member of AFM Local 148-462 (Atlanta)

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Local 802 and the AFM recognize that the digital domain has created new opportunities for musicians to work together online, allowing creative collaborations to happen worldwide. Distance is no longer an obstacle when a producer wants talented players to contribute

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July August '17
Bill Crow
When I was a child, the only musical entertainment in our house other than my mother’s upright piano was an old Edison windup cylinder record player. We owned about a dozen cylinders, one of which was a 1917 World War

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