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LA Phil’s 100 for the 100th: Be Our Guest

LA Phil partners with L.A. County to make 10,000 free Walt Disney Concert Hall tickets available during centennial season

Breaking down economic barriers to Walt Disney Concert Hall and ensuring that its Centennial will be a celebration for all of L.A., the Los Angeles Philharmonic today announced that it will collaborate with the Los Angeles County Supervisors through its Education Department to distribute 10,000 free tickets to concerts during the anniversary season, October 2018 through June 2019. Continue reading

Final Note: Patrick Williams

Life Member. Composer
4/23/1939 – 7/25/2018

by Jon Burlingame

Patrick Williams, the Emmy- and Grammy-winning and Oscar-nominated composer-arranger-conductor, died of complications from cancer July 25 in Santa Monica, Calif. He was 79.

Williams, known to friends and fellow musicians as “Pat,” was a highly respected and beloved figure in both New York and Hollywood musical circles. His jazz albums earned 19 Grammy nominations (winning twice) and his television scores earned a total of 22 Emmy nominations (winning four times). Continue reading

Final Note: Neil Argo, Composer and Orchestrator on Aaron Spelling dramas, dies at 71

Member. Composer
5/28/1947 – 8/2/2018

Composer and orchestrator on Aaron Spelling dramas dies at 71

Neil Argo, a composer and orchestrator who worked on such shows as “Dynasty,” “Beverly Hills 90210” and the long-running nature documentary series “Wild America,” has died. He was 71. Continue reading

H&W: Premium Assistance Under Medicaid and the Children’s Health Insurance Program

Professional Musicians & Employer’s Health & Welfare Fund:

If you or your children are eligible for Medicaid or the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) and you’re eligible for health coverage through your employer, your state may have a premium assistance program that can help pay for premium expenses, using funds from their Medicaid or CHIP programs. If you or your children aren’t eligible for Medicaid or CHIP, you won’t be eligible for these premium assistance programs but you may be able to buy individual insurance coverage through the Health Insurance Marketplace. For more information, visit www.healthcare.gov. Continue reading

In Memoriam: August 2018

Robert (Bob) F. Bain
Life Member. Guitar
11/26/1924 – 6/21/2018
Survived by daughters

Theodore (Ted) R. Hughart
Life Member. Bass
11/14/1934 – 4/28/2018
Survived by spouse & children

Irvin M. Renfroe
Life Member. Piano
1/29/1945 – 11/7/2017
Surived by sister

Joseph Weiss
Life Member. Piano
1/15/1930 – 7/15/2018
Survived by cousins

Nominating Petitions Available Aug. 1

The next AFM Local 47 General Election takes place Tuesday, Dec. 11, 2018.

Nominating petitions will be available from the Secretary/Treasurer’s office as of Wednesday, Aug. 1, 2018.

All completed nominating petitions must be delivered to the Secretary’s Office, in exchange for a signed and dated receipt, no later than Friday, Sept. 14, 2018. Continue reading

Are you or a loved one turning 65?

Understanding how private insurance and Medicare work together is an important part of your healthcare. Many Americans over age 65 are using private insurance in addition to Medicare.

For more information, read “How Does Medicare Work with Other Insurance?” by eHealth and the Union Plus Retiree Health Insurance Program. It can help you understand your options as you turn 65 and make decisions on enrolling in Medicare. Continue reading

Protecting our Pension Fund – be heard!

A message from RMALA:

Concerned about the future of our Pension Fund? You’re not alone. The question is — what can you as an individual do?

There is a U.S. Congress Joint Select Committee looking for a solution for pension funds like ours. We are not alone, and neither are you.

Our Pension Fund has created a page that gives you the tools to be heard.

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