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Donate to Hurricane Relief

Posted September 15, 2017 in Recent News

We can’t undo the devastation caused by Hurricane Irma, but we can still make a difference. That’s why MusiCares created this fund supporting music people affected by Hurricane Harvey, recently expanded to include victims of Hurricane Irma. The music community in Florida, Texas, and the rest of the Gulf Coast...


President Deacon John Moore Wins Big Easy Lifetime Achievement Award

Posted May 26, 2017 in Recent News

Big congratulations to New Orleans Musician’s Union president Deacon John Moore for winning a well-deserved lifetime achievement award at the annual Big Easy Awards! Check out this Gambit article to learn more about the legend that is Deacon John Moore. Deacon John Moore: “I’m an entertainer” The New Orleans singer and...


Join union members at Louisiana Music Industry Day, May 16

Posted May 14, 2017 in Recent News

Music is an indelible part of Louisiana’s history, culture, and economy, and right now we have the opportunity to protect and promote Louisiana music for the next generation of music makers. The Louisiana State Legislature is currently considering two bills that are essential to the music community in the state....


Peter Cho: Educating and Organizing in the Big Easy

Posted May 09, 2017 in Recent News

Local 174-496 Board Member Peter Cho appears in the new edition of International Musician. Keep reading for his thoughts on local music education, the importance of advocacy work for working musicians in New Orleans and more:  INTERNATIONAL MUSICIAN, MAY 2017: At the Louis Armstrong Jazz Camp, where Peter...


Free earplugs at FQF 2017

Posted April 04, 2017 in Recent News

Free Earplugs for festival goers! AFM Local 174-496 is proud to announce a three-fold partnership with the Music Performance Trust Fund (MPTF) and the New Orleans Musicians Clinic (NOMC) during the New Orleans French Quarter Festival April 6-9, 2017. The MPTF provides grant funding to assure that many of the musicians...


Executive Board & General Membership Meetings This Week

Posted March 27, 2017 in Recent News

Members, we have two important meetings this week. The Executive Board will be holding their monthly meeting at the Union Hall on Thursday, March 30th from 4:00-6:00pm. Immediately following is the First Quarter General Membership Meeting from 6:00-8:00pm. Our Loyola Student Intern, DAVID GALLO and our website manager, JENNIFER ODELL, will be...


Contract signed for new rehearsal hall

Posted February 13, 2017 in Recent News

  Today marks a milestone for the AFM Local 174-496 New Orleans! The contract with Galaforo Construction Company to renovate our rehearsal and meeting hall was signed on Monday, Feb. 13, by New Orleans Musicians Union President Deacon John Moore and Paul Galaforo. Secretary-Treasurer Kim Foreman and Board Member, Frank Mayes...


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