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Union Meeting –  Tuesday, 1/15/19

Union Meeting – Tuesday, 1/15/19

  The next meeting of Wardrobe Local 769 will be held at the Stagehands Local 2 Office, 216 S.  Jefferson, 4th Floor, Chicago, IL 60661, on Tuesday,  January 15, 2019. The Executive Board will meet at 11:00 AM and the General Meeting will begin at 12

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Happy Hanukkah

Happy Hanukkah

  In celebration of the Festival of Lights, we wish our members a Happy

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World AIDS Day – 1 December

World AIDS Day – 1 December

Today we remember all the members of the entertainment community that have been lost to the plague that is HIV/AIDS. An entire generation of actors, singers, dancers, designers, writers, publicists, musicians, and members of all the stage crafts has been decimated by this scourge. The search for a cure continues as we hold the memories and love

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IATSE Scholarships – deadline 12/31/18

IATSE Scholarships – deadline 12/31/18

  IATSE Scholarship Foundation The Trustees of the Richard F. Walsh/Alfred W. Di Tolla/Harold P. Spivak Foundation are pleased to offer five scholarship awards each year in the amount of $2,500 totaling $10,000 over a four year period. Counting the year 2019 awards, the Foundation will have had as many as 75 scholarship

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Cirque du Soleil returns to Chicago

Cirque du Soleil returns to Chicago

The Cirque du Soleil will return to Chicago in 2019. But its tent will be pitched not outside the United Center, as has been the case for years, but in the south parking lot of Soldier Field. The 2019 touring show will be “Volta,” a Cirque extravaganza themed around both our growing isolation and so-called extreme sports. “Volta,” which

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California wildfires … IATSE responds!

California wildfires … IATSE responds!

The unprecedented wildfires currently scorching California are now the deadliest and most destructive in the state’s history. Our hearts go out to the affected California communities, and we thank the firefighters, first responders, and volunteers for their continued efforts. Financial relief is available for IATSE members affected by the fires

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Oriental Theatre is getting a new name

Oriental Theatre is getting a new name

  Oriental Theatre is getting a new name     November 13, 2018 - 10:55 AM After 92 years, the name of the Oriental Theatre is going to disappear. Early next year, the venerable, historic venue built in Chicago at 24 W. Randolph St. in 1926 on the site of the Iroquois Theater will become known as the James M. Nederlander

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The 31 best dance scenes in movies

The 31 best dance scenes in movies

  By Sarah L. Kaufman - Nov. 8, 2018 The Washington Post     What do dance scenes add to a movie? Unspeakable bliss, for starters. Dancing starts when dialogue fails. When lovers need to move beyond conversation, when conflicts boil past negotiation, when joy can’t be expressed in any other way than by leaping into the air on a

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AFL-CIO Prez Trumka on the Midterms …

AFL-CIO Prez Trumka on the Midterms …

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President Loeb on the 2018 Midterms

President Loeb on the 2018 Midterms

Statement from President Loeb about the 2018 Midterm Elections Wednesday, November 7, 2018 In response to the results of the 2018 Midterm Election, International President Matthew D. Loeb released the following statement:   Last night’s results were a victory for working people all across the country. Worker champions defeated anti-worker

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