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CARLINA RIVERA Councilmember Carlina Rivera is a Democrat representing District 2, comprising the neighborhoods of the East Village, Gramercy Park, Kips Bay, Lower East Side, Murray Hill and Rose Hill in Manhattan. First elected in November 2017, Carlina has quickly

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Legal Corner
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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Dave Fallo
As I sat in heavy traffic on my way home from work this past Friday, unconsciously feathering the clutch in my car as I crawled up the FDR at six miles an hour (I’m one of the last holdouts in

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The Broadway Green Alliance
Earth Day is held every year on April 22 and it is the largest civic-focused day of action in the world. On this day, individuals, communities and politicians come together to fight to reduce our global environmental impact. Since the

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Local 802 members give tips and insights to the next generation of theatre musicians
Sean Millman
Passing the torch from one generation to the next is one of the most sacred duties an artist can fulfill, and that’s what Local 802 members do each year at the NYU Broadway Percussion Seminar. The deadline to apply is

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Marc Malsegna
I joined Local 802 so I could start doing work as a sub in the pits on Broadway. I have been working as a guitarist/violinist for various pop artists, and performing and working as a session musician. Lately I have

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Migiwa Miyajima
I joined Local 802 after I recently recorded my first CD here in the U.S. My musical goal is to become a true bridge between NYC and my home country of Japan, where my nickname was the “bravest jazz musician”

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Brian Prunka
I was a member of AFM Local 174-496 when I lived in New Orleans, and I joined Local 802 when I became involved with the new Broadway show “The Band’s Visit.” Though my background is in jazz guitar, these days

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Cherry Choi Tung Yeung
I joined Local 802 because I am pursuing more and more professional opportunities. For instance, I recently had the chance to play with the New York Philharmonic. I auditioned for the New York Philharmonic Global Academy last year and was

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Lewis Porter
I’m a jazz pianist, keyboardist, composer, jazz author and educator. I grew up in the Bronx and have many, many connections with Local 802. I am friends with probably hundreds of members. I conducted a workshop at Local 802 with

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JESSE SPARKS At 12 years old, Jesse Sparks is the youngest member of Local 802. Allegro recently caught up with him and asked him about his path in music so far. Here’s what he told us. I joined Local 802

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Each year, as the tax season approaches, Allegro publishes these updated tax tips for musicians provided by Local 802’s accounting firm, Gould, Kobrick & Schlapp P.C. The new Tax Act passed by Congress this year will affect 2018 tax returns

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Feature Interview
Interview by Bob Pawlo
It’s not simply his abundant virtuosity that has made Christian McBride the most in-demand bassist of his generation. McBride, a member of Local 802 since 1993, consistently combines his deft musicianship with an innate ability to communicate his enthusiasm to

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Two Local 802 members are connected in an incredibly special way
April is national organ donation month, and it’s a fitting time to remember an amazing connection between two Local 802 members. We’ll let them tell their story themselves. Meet Deryck Clarke and Mike Sayre… PART I: BY DERYCK CLARKE “I’m

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EDWARD BIRDWELL Ed Birdwell, 81, a French hornist and a member of Local 802 since 1961, died on Jan. 26. Mr. Birdwell came to the French horn as a would-be trumpet player facing stiff competition in his hometown Texas high

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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. Send letters to the editor or write to Allegro, Local 802, 322 West

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TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 14, 2017 Meeting called to order at 11:06 a.m. by President Gagliardi. Present: Financial Vice President Olcott, Recording Vice President Schwartz, Executive Board members Dougherty, Hyde, Namkung, Suttmann. Minutes from October 31, 2017 reviewed. It was moved and

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The following bylaw amendment will be proposed and voted on at the membership meeting on June 6 at 5pm in the Local 802 Club Room. (Admission to meeting by paid-up membership card only.) NEW LANGUAGE IS UNDERLINED: Article III, section

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I started learning songs when I was still in my infant crib, and I’m still at it at the age of 90. Lately I’ve noticed that I don’t remember the bridges of some of the earliest ones, but I do

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