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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...


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....


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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