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    “Jazz from Denton, Texas” Wednesday Night Series at Steve’s Wine Bar in Denton was kicked on Wednesday, September 16. Through the support of Music Performance Trust Fund, this series creates socially distanced gigs for musicians to combat the lack of employment caused by the COVID-19 Pandemic. These performances were performed to an empty venue —


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    Since the COVID-19 Pandemic effectively suspended all live musical performance, the AFM has been working out new ways to use the funding of Music Performance Trust Fund to respond to the crisis by creating new, safe performance engagements. The entire festival season where hundreds of Local 72-147 members are featured in signature events such as


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    Nominations to be Taken: Sunday, November 1 at 4:30 pm Elections to be Held: Sunday, December 6, 2020 Union Offices in Arlington It is Election Year for Local 72-147. Local 72-147 bylaws provide for triennial (every three years) nomination and election of officers and convention delegates. Nominations will be taken for the following officers: President,


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    Nearly four months ago, the U.S. House of Representatives passed the HEROES Act, a comprehensive COVID-19 relief bill that would provide extended unemployment insurance benefits, hazard pay, an emergency infectious disease standard, and safety measures for schools to open safely. But the Senate has failed to pass the HEROES Act, and working musicians continue to


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    Musicians will soon venture back into live venues, recording studios and rehearsalspaces, if they have not already done so. During this period, it is critical that we take theproper steps to ensure that we do so in a way that protects ourselves and the people wework with. How effectively we can safely reengage in the


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    It has been quite the summer for everyone, but especially so for musicians. With all the of the ups and downs, shutdowns and restarts, controversies over mask wearing, and a summer spike in infection – right here in North Texas – things have remained constant for musicians. As our work requires the gathering of our

  • 2020 Membership Dues

    I wanted you to know that your officers and board have been working very hard throughout this pandemic to help find sources of aid for our members, for instance by establishing our DFW Musicians COVID-19 Relief Fund for our free-lance members. We have been working on setting up some safe, socially-distanced performances in Dallas at

  • Local 72-147 Elections This Fall

    Nominations to be Taken: Sunday, November 1 at 4:30 pm

    Elections to be Held: Sunday, December 6, 2020

    Local 72-147 bylaws provide for triennial (every three years) nomination and election of officers and convention delegates. Nominations will be taken for the following officers: President, Vice President, Secretary-Treasurer, and eight Executive Board Members. The President and Secretary-Treasurer are the first two delegates to the AFM Convention read more...
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