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March 2017 Overture Online: Women’s History Month

Overture Online
March 2017

Women’s History Month:

Honoring Trailblazing Women in Labor and Business


Musician Activists Welcome Congresswoman Judy Chu at Political Town Hall
Members talk healthcare, arts and education, labor rights, and next steps

Member Spotlight: Marcy A. Sudock
Musique Sur La Mer music director blends artistry with advocacy

2017 Academy Awards
View our exclusive behind-the-scenes photo gallery with the orchestra

BlackMusic, BlackWork Launches in Leimert Park
New historical exhibition explores the legacy of the Black Los Angeles musicians union Local 767

and more!

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Overture Online is optimized for reading via smartphone or tablet. For those without access to a smart device, this issue may be viewed on a web browser (must have flash enabled). Local 47 members may download archived pdf versions from the members section at afm47.org. Continue reading

September 2016 Overture Online: ‘LOST’ Returns to Los Angeles

Overture Online
September 2016

‘LOST’ Returns to Los Angeles

Michael Giacchino to lead 44-piece Hollywood Studio Symphony Orchestra two nights at the Ford


Saturday Night Bath
Bringing good, clean fun to at-risk youth

Announcing the Irving R. Bush Memorial Scholarship
Open to all high school & college trumpet students – due Sept. 30

37th Annual Labor Solidarity Parade
Join the party on September 5th

and more!
The Overture Online app is available FREE @ Apple App Store & Google Play:

  
Overture Online is optimized for reading via smartphone or tablet. For those without access to a smart device, this issue may be viewed on a web browser (must have flash enabled). Local 47 members may download archived pdf versions from the members section at afm47.org. Continue reading

August 2016 Overture Online – Our Story, Our Legacy

Overture Online
August 2016

Our Story
Our Legacy

BlackMusic, BlackWork exhibit to celebrate the rich legacy of Los Angeles Local 767


Musicians Are Organizing!
Find out how you can get involved

AFM 100th Convention Highlights
Delegates gather in Las Vegas

After the Music: Financial Planning for Artists
Living the American Dream

CD Spotlight: ‘Passing Through’
Gernot Wolfgang’s new chamber music album finds critical acclaim

and more!

Available FREE @ Apple App Store & Google Play:
  

Overture Online is optimized for reading via smartphone or tablet. For those without access to a smart device, this issue may be viewed on a web browser (must have flash enabled). Local 47 members may download archived pdf versions from the members section at afm47.org.


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Local 47 members will be receiving the next printed issue of Overture Magazine in October. For advertising opportunities, visit afm47.org/advertise.

July 2016 Overture Online: Alliance for Women Film Composers

Overture Online
July 2016

Cover Story:

Leveling the Score

Alliance for Women Film Composers celebrates and advocates for female artists


We’re Stronger Together
Why it pays to work union

AFL-CIO Mourns Lives Lost in Orlando Massacre
Labor pulls together in unity for the LGBTQ community

Ill or Injured? Know Your Rights
Learn the basics about your legal protections under the ADA and FMLA

SAVE THE DATES!
GENERAL MEMBERSHIP MEETING: July 25
LOCAL 47 GENERAL ELECTION: December 13

and more!

The Overture Online app is available FREE @ Apple App Store & Google Play:

  
Overture Online is optimized for reading via smartphone or tablet. For those without access to a smart device, this issue may be viewed here on a web browser (must have flash enabled). Local 47 members may download archived pdf versions from the members section at afm47.org.


Summer 2016 Overture Magazine

Local 47 members will soon be receiving the print Summer magazine in the mail. These print issues contain additional news not found in the public Overture Online, such as Resolutions to amend the bylaws, member status updates, and other announcements requiring due notice per the Bylaws. If you are a member in good standing and didn’t receive your print copy, email us or view it online by logging in to your member account at afm47.org.

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Women’s History Month: Exploring the Important Role of Women in Labor History

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The history of America’s working women is a history of advocating for the abolition of slavery, the right to vote, the right to unionize, the welfare of children, and the extension of human rights to all. Women were among the first workers to bear the hardships of the industrial revolution, and among the first to unionize.

Women have participated in the labor movement in both a lead and supportive role through its entire history, but the movement has not always been friendly in return. Continue reading

January 2016 Overture Online: STAR WARS – The Orchestra Awakens

Overture Online
January 2016

Cover Story:
STAR WARS – The Orchestra Awakens


Features:

The Time Is NOW! Ballots Due Feb. 1
Updates on the Mail Referendum to authorize the sale of the Vine Street property

Musicians Demonstrate Against Exploitation
Legislators and dozens of labor community supporters call for fair treatment of musicians

Player Conference Updates
Reports from RMALA, ROPA & TMA SoCal

CD Spotlight
‘Songs of Hope’ by Karolina Naziemiec

The Good Dinosaur
Mychael and Jeff Danna score Pixar’s latest film

and more!
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Overture Online is optimized for reading via smartphone or tablet. No smart device? View this issue on a web browser (must have flash enabled). Local 47 members may find archived pdf versions from the members section at afm47.org.


Winter 2016 Overture Magazine
Local 47 members will have now received the print magazine in the mail. These print issues contain additional news not found in the public Overture Online, such as Resolutions to amend the bylaws, member status updates, and other announcements. If you are a member in good standing and didn’t receive your print copy, email us or view it online by logging in to your member account at afm47.org.

Happy Birthday to Us! Local 47 turns 118

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On March 15, 2015, Local 47 turns 118. To celebrate, here’s a look back at the humble beginnings of the musicians union of Los Angeles.

While searching the Local’s archives last month we stumbled upon the November 1941 issue of the Overture which featured an article by former president C. L. Bagley titled “47 is 47: Local No. 47 Has a Birthday.” Therein Bagley described in detail some interesting historical aspects of the very beginnings of our union, much of which is shared in this post. Click on the images in this post to view scans of the original documents.

On March 15, 1897, Local 47’s charter and affiliation was approved by the American Federation of Musicians. This monumental day marked the end of a long struggle musicians in Los Angeles who tried, then failed, and ultimately succeeded succeeded in effectively organizing with the union we belong to today. Continue reading

Bing Crosby, Maestro Burns Named Members of Local 47 (from the archives)

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#TBT – This Throwback Thursday post goes WAY back: This article originally appeared in the April 1941 issue of the AFM Local 47 Overture!

DR. CROSBY AND MAESTRO BURNS NOW MEMBERS OF LOCAL 47

Members of Local 47 take a great deal of pleasure in welcoming two of the finest gentlemen they know into their Association: Bing Crosby and Bob Burns. Continue reading