Archives: September 2009

09/16/09 Future of Music Coalition Offers Free Screening of D-TOUR

D-TOUR follows Pat Spurgeon, whose promising indie-rock career as a member of the Bay Area band Rogue Wave suffers an incredible setback when one of his kidneys begins to fail. D-Tour also addresses issues with the health care system, the lack of affordable insurance, and the importance of organ donation.

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09/09/09 Palm Beach Opera Announces Auditions

Palm Beach Opera Orchestra

Bruno Aprea, Artistic Director

Announces the following tenure-track vacancies:

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09/02/09 MusiCares to Provide Free Dental Screenings for Musicians

On Saturday, September 26th, MusiCares, in conjunction with Jessie Trice Community Health Center (JTCHC) will be providing dental screenings, teeth cleaning, and complete x-rays to uninsured music professionals in need.

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09/01/09 SFMA Sponsors Musicians Networking Event on October 5

Quarter Note Networking Night

South Florida Musicians Association extends an invitation to all musicians in south Florida to attend a networking event on Monday, October 5, 2009 at the Bimini Boatyard in Fort Lauderdale. Enjoy complimentary hors d'oeuvres while socializing with other musicians.

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09/01/09 Official Business

Please remember that the deadline for submitting nomination petitions for elections for Local offices for the 2010-2011 term of office is September 17, 2009. For more information, please visit .

Also, if you have not yet paid your Annual Dues for the second half of 2009, please contact the Local as you are now delinquent. Thank you!

09/01/09 Wage Scale Increases Take Effect September 1

Please remember that wage scale increases take effect September 1, 2009. The new base rate for a 2.5-hour club date is $109, and for a concert is $119. For more information, please visit the members' section of the website.

09/01/09 Member Benefits from Union Plus

Financial Help Available to Tackle Hospital Health Care Costs

As hospital costs soar and health insurance coverage tightens, more American families than ever before are being thrown into a financial tailspin. Unexpected health care costs are the number one cause of bankruptcy with 1.5 million American families losing their homes every year due to unaffordable medical costs.

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09/01/09 That Union Thing

The Broward Teachers Union is suing the Broward School District to make sure that laid-off teachers are rehired rather than replaced.

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09/01/09 Local and Industry News

Miami-Dade County has proposed reducing its arts funding from the $14.8 million paid this year, to $4.4 million. The county has a $427 million shortfall on a $7.83 billion budget.

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09/01/09 Membership Roster Changes

New, Reinstated, Resigned, and Suspended members for August 2009.

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