On Monday, September 20, 2010, Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Patrick Leahy and senior Republican member Orrin Hatch introduced the Combating Online Infringement and Counterfeits Act. This legislation will enable the Department of Justice to shut down "rogue websites" that specialize in providing unauthorized downloads, streaming, or sale of copyrighted content and counterfeit goods.
Bob has just returned from New York where he was fortunate enough to have recorded a big band CD of his arrangements for/with Ron Carter. Attached is a photo of Ron and Bob in front of one of the best bands he's ever had the pleasure of being involved with. Lewis Nash, who played drums on the sessions is an alumni of our own Young Sounds!
The Maricopa Area Labor Federation is pleased to again be sponsoring the Andy Ward Memorial Scholarship. Three scholarships in the amount of $1,000 will be offered in 2010. The scholarships are made possible by the generosity of the family of Andy Ward and American Income Life. Eligible applicants must be a union member or a dependent of a union member in good standing affiliated with the Maricopa Area Labor Federation who will be pursuing post secondary education in 2010.
Orchestral musicians from all three major Arizona orchestras and from as far away as California, New Mexico and Spokane, Washington were in attendance on Jan. 31st and Feb. 1st for Local 586’s first education and networking event aimed at reaching and teaching rank-and-file orchestral musicians as well as committee members and local officers.
This summer I had the opportunity to perform with Glen Campbell at the Big Valley Jamboree in Camrose, Alberta. It was a brilliant summer day in Alberta; around 80 degrees, dry, with a slight breeze, perfect conditions for an outdoor show. This has been a successful event since it's origination in 1992.
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