Join AFM Local 47 and the Music Fund of Los Angeles at the Teamsters 399 Car & Motorcycle Show!
The event takes place at Woodley Park in Van Nuys from 12-5pm. Enjoy incredible cars and motorcycles featured in major motion pictures and TV shows! Fun for the whole family.
Keeping the Score in CA
An AB 1300 concert & media event feat. Rickey Minor & special guests
Review these important updates & reminders regarding the Burbank relocation of Local 47 & AFM West Coast Office
Celebrating Lalo Schifrin: An 85th Birthday Concert
Musicians at Play, Music Fund of LA & Varèse Sarabande announce an October concert for the film music legend
We Can’t Afford to Work for Less
LAANE’s executive director spells out why “Right to Work”
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Esteemed members of the Los Angeles musicians union honored at inaugural event
LOS ANGELES, CA (APRIL 26, 2017) — More than 200 musicians gathered on the evening of April 24, 2017, to celebrate a new tradition honoring esteemed members of the Los Angeles musicians union at the inaugural American Federation of Musicians Local 47 Lifetime Achievement Awards.
Acclaimed musicians Gene Cipriano (woodwinds), Vincent DeRosa (horn), Louise DiTullio (flute), Carol Kaye (electric bass), and Dick Nash (trombone) were recognized during the ceremony, held at the AFM Local 47 Serena Kay & Earl Williams Auditorium in Hollywood, for their outstanding achievements and support of the artistic community of Los Angeles.
Local 47 at 120 Years:
Over a Century of Music and Service
Announcing the Local 47 Lifetime Achievement Awards
Join us in the kickoff celebration of a new tradition honoring esteemed members of AFM Local 47
Local 47 Spring Membership Drive
Spread the word! Now is the perfect time to join the musicians union
Over 300,000 Music Credits of LA Musicians to be Digitally Archived
ProMusicDB.org launches Make Musician Credits Timeless fundraiser
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WHAT: Opening night of BlackMusic, BlackWork, a historical exhibition showcasing the African-American musicians union Local 767 of Los Angeles of the 1920s through 1950s.
Thursday, Feb. 23, 2017, 6-9 p.m.
California Jazz and Blues Museum
4317 Degnan Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90008
– John Acosta, President, American Federation of Musicians Local 47
– Lola Smallwood Cuevas, Co-Founder, Los Angeles Black Worker Center
– Albert Lord, Deputy – South East, Council District 10 (Herb Wesson)
– Deputy, Council District 8 (Marqueece Harris-Dawson)
– Musicians and family members of historical Local 767
– Live musical performances by Barbara Morrison & the Nedra Wheeler Trio
BlackMusic, BlackWork is a dynamic history of organizing in the arts that spans the founding of the Black musicians union Local 767 in the 1920s to the contemporary struggles of working musicians who understand the transformative power of art and culture.
Your tax-deductible donation will help us raise our goal of $40,000 in proceeds to be used to present this powerful exhibit on music and labor for Black History Month in February 2017.
Donors at the $5,000 level will receive 2 box seat tickets to the Hollywood Bowl!
FREE ADMISSION. RSVP @ jamsessiononjustice.eventbrite.com
This Labor History Month we celebrate our connection to the greater labor movement
by Linda A. Rapka
From working together in unity with fellow labor unions, to rallying in solidarity with our sisters and brothers on picket lines and protests, AFM Local 47 has a long and rich history among and within the labor movement. To commemorate Labor History Month, we reflect on these ties by taking a journey back more than 70 years to the 1940s, when the Los Angeles musicians union was involved in a flurry of labor activity. Continue reading
Made In Hollywood Honors event honors renowned composer for works including L.A.-scored ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’
Story & photos by Linda A. Rapka/AFM Local 47
Entertainment industry VIPs, local union officials and political leaders celebrated this year’s Oscar-nominated films made here in California at the Made In Hollywood Honors Oscar event Feb. 4, 2016. Continue reading