Archives: February 2009

02/17/09 Miami Music Project Announces Auditions

The Miami Music Project is a new ensemble model whose primary activities will be education and community engagement. Under the Artistic direction of James Judd, MMP will begin its work in the fall of 2009 and each year the project culminates in a festival of performances at the Adrienne Arts Center for the Performing Arts in downtown Miami. At this time we are pleased to announce the following openings:

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02/01/09 Next Membership Meeting on February 27

This is a reminder that a Membership Meeting has been scheduled for Friday, February 27, 2009 at 10:00 AM at the Local 655 offices. Please join us to network with other members and discuss issues of importance to you.

02/01/09 Local 655 Call to Action

We are at an important juncture in our history as a Local. Due to the recent situations which have arisen affecting employment opportunities for professional musicians in South Florida, the Local has begun taking actions intended to promote job security and improved working conditions for all local professional musicians.

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02/01/09 Local Sues FGO for Violation of Agreement

Local 655 has filed a lawsuit against Florida Grand Opera (FGO) for violation of an archival recording agreement.

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02/01/09 That Union Thing

IATSE stagehands have again successfully argued their case against the Kravis Center. The U.S. Court of Appeals has ruled that the Kravis Center illegally declared an impasse in negotiations and illegally stopped hiring stagehands through the union.

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02/01/09 Local and Industry News

The Broward Center for the Performing Arts has promoted Coral Springs resident Kelley Shanley from executive vice president and general manager to President and CEO. He succeeds Mark Nerenhausen, who will be moving to Dallas to run the Dallas Center for the Performing Arts.

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