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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...

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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...

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Board member Frank Mayes, Sec.-Treas. Kim Foreman, Desiree Parfait and Mindy Bruce witness President Deacon John Moore and owner Paul Galaforo sign construction contract. Photo by Cindy Mayes

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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Grammy Awards shine light on Louisiana artists

Posted February 02, 2017 in Recent News

When the 2017 Grammy Awards kick off Feb. 12 in Los Angeles, artists from or based in New Orleans, Baton Rouge and Acadiana will be well represented in the ranks of nominees. This year, Louisiana artists appear in categories ranging from hip-hop and R&B to pop to jazz and beyond....

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Johnny Vidacovich at French Quarter Fest (courtesy of Cindy Mayes).

2017 Best of the Beat Awards honors AFM members

Posted January 24, 2017 in Recent News

The New Orleans chapter of the AFM would like to salute our members whose work in 2016 was recognized at this year’s Offbeat Best of the Beat Awards. Among the magazine’s Lifetime Achievement Award winners was longtime union member Johnny Vidacovich, who was honored at the Music Business Industry awards...

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Jennifer Odell helps Gina Forsyth and Al "Carnival Time" Johnson with their profiles on the new website.

Q4 General Membership Meeting

Posted January 03, 2017 in Recent News

Our Holiday General Membership Meeting December 20th was small but cheery, with holiday goodies for all! Jennifer Odell, our part-time Website Content Manager, was there to meet our members and help them with setting up their profiles. She will continue to do so as our members need her until we...

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MusicianFest: Joe Saulsbury and Robert Dabon, Dec. 22, 2016

Posted December 16, 2016 in Recent News

MUSICIANFEST, a series of concerts sponsored by the Music Performance Trust Fund (MPTF) and the National Council on Aging (NCOA), continues to entertain and delight New Orleans audiences at our senior centers. Union members JOSEPH SAULSBURY, JR. (saxophone) and ROBERT DABON (piano) will conclude this years’ series on Dec. 22...

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General Membership Meeting: Dec. 20

Posted December 16, 2016 in Recent News

As 2016 comes to a close, the union would like to remind members of our Fourth Quarter and Holiday General Membership Meeting, scheduled for Tuesday, Dec. 20th from 6:00-8:00PM at the New Orleans AFM office (2555 Ursulines Ave. at the corner of Ursulines Avenue and N. Dorgenois Street). In addition...

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