Allegro

Currently Browsing: October, 2018

Local 802’s election of officers, Trial Board members, delegates and alternate delegates will be held on Tuesday, Dec. 4, 2018, for a term of office beginning January 1, 2019. The offices open for election are: President, Financial Vice-President, Recording Vice-President,

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President's Report
It’s already shaping up to be a busy fall season at Local 802 and there’s lots to report this month. First of all, as most of you know by now, Local 802 and AGMA announced the details of an agreement

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MARCHING TOGETHER: Local 802 officers, members, staff and supporters came out in force for the NYC Central Labor Council’s annual Labor Day Parade, featuring live music from Local 802 members. A new Gallup poll shows 62 percent of Americans approve

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Celebrating Hispanic History Month
As Allegro went to press, the Broadway League was set to celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month with a free outdoor celebration in Duffy Square under the banner of VIVA BROADWAY. The show was scheduled to be hosted by singer, actress and

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A Musical Salute to a Civil Rights Hero
Music can help us remember our deepest history. Drawing from a story that’s both painful and inspiring, Local 802 member Uri Caine has written an oratorio that celebrates the life of civil rights hero Octavius Catto (1839-1871) – and has

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Our elected officials sound off about their musical tastes, the music in their district…and what instrument they wish they played! JUSTIN BRANNAN Elected to his first term in 2017, Justin Brannan serves as City Councilmember for District 43, encompassing the

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Musicians and the #MeToo Movement, Saying No to Non-Union Work, and Increasing Diversity in Orchestras...
Meredith Snow
The 56th annual meeting of the International Conference of Symphony and Opera Musicians was held this past August at the Hilton Cincinnati Netherland Plaza, a beautiful art deco hotel first opened in 1931. Hosted by the musicians of the Cincinnati

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Tony Damico
The 23rd annual Theatre Musicians Association conference was held this past August at the new AFM Local 47 offices in Burbank, California. It was a day and a half of interesting and informative addresses, presentations and discussions. Our host, Local

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Sexual harassment protections are strengthened in our city and state
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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The incredible musical journey of Eddie Daniels
Interview by Bob Pawlo
Eddie Daniels, a member of Local 802 since 1957, is that rarest of musicians who is not only equally at home in both jazz and classical music, but excels at both with breathtaking virtuosity. Daniels first came to the attention

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Local 802 member Ed Xiques remembers his years with the Thad Jones-Mel Lewis Orchestra and much more
Interview by Linda Miksza
Click here to read Linda Miksza’a complete interview with Ed Xiques. ‘Thad says you got the gig.’ Those were some of the sweetest words I ever heard. I just lucked out, really. The band was loaded with fantastic players, and

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Donald Knapp Donald Roy Knapp, 98, a percussionist and a member of Local 802 since 1960, died on June 11. Mr. Knapp first learned how to play drums from his father Roy Knapp, a well-known Chicago drum teacher who taught

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Paul Harris
Paul Harris, 64, a bassist and a member of Local 802 since 1976, died on Sept. 2. Before his death, Mr. Harris had written his own obituary and requested that Allegro publish it in its entirety, which we do below.

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Jersey Sullivan
I recently finished a two-year run in “School of Rock” on Broadway, where I played guitar and drums. While most kids in the show were more interested in joining Actors’ Equity, I was excited to join the musicians’ union because

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John Reed
I’ve been a member of Local 802 for over 40 years and recently re-joined after inadvertently letting my membership lapse. I’m a cellist, but my musical goal right now is to promote my app MusicJOT, which is a music notation

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Arielle Legere
I joined Local 802 after moving to New York City. Previously, I was a member of AFM Local 571 (Halifax, Nova Scotia). I am an actor and a trained jazz and musical theatre vocalist, and I also play ukulele and

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Abdullah B. Rahman
I joined Local 802 when I started subbing for the musical “Smokey Joe’s Café.” I play drum set, and my musical goal is to continue to work on and around Broadway and to grow my personal brand as a reliable

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Anthony Di Bartolo
I joined Local 802 to pursue more performance work in NYC. I’ve been working in New York and Philadelphia for about 10 years and am ready for some new opportunities and to expand my network. I’d like to be able

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March 20, 2018 - June 5, 2018
TUESDAY, MARCH 20, 2018 Meeting called to order at 11:05 a.m. by Financial Vice President Olcott. Present: Recording Vice President Schwartz, Executive Board members Burridge, Cutler, Dougherty, Garnett, Namkung, Olness, Sharman, Suttmann, Chief of Staff Carroll. President Gagliardi absent on

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October '18
When I was a kid, I had four musical instruments that every other kid I knew also had. I had a harmonica, a kazoo, a jaw harp…and a humanatone. The humanatone was a nose whistle. Cleverly folded out of a

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