(The scheduled Opening Night Gala dinner, benefiting Carnegie Halls artistic and education programs, still takes place at the Waldorf Astorias Grand Ballroom, beginning at 6 p.m.). No stagehands, no show! dozens of members of Local One of the International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees chanted outside Carnegie Halls 57th-street entrance earlier today. Stand up, fight back! The stagehands demand jurisdiction over a new upstairs education wing. Carnegie Hall, in a statement, said doing so would divert significant funds away from the Halls music education programs and into stagehand fees. Local One also demands that Carnegie Hall displace other union employees currently performing maintenance work in the new Education Wing, insisting that stagehands perform this work, which will involve a substantially higher cost, according to the statement. Five Lucky Guys Picketers referred questions to Local One President James J. Claffey Jr., who they said was meeting with Carnegie Hall management. Dennis OConnell, the halls longtime properties manager, who earned $465,000 in 2011, declined to talk to a reporter. Carnegie Hall employs five full-time stagehands and uses part-timers as needed, a spokeswoman, Synneve Carlino, said in an e-mail. The full-timers earned an average of $420,000 in 2011, according to the tax return. They move equipment in and out of the building and prepare three stages for performances, while operating audiovisual and other equipment. They work on holidays and weekends. Claffey confirmed the strike in an outgoing recorded message on his telephone line at Local One headquarters west of Times Square and instructed union members to gather at the halls West 57th Street address to man picket lines. Ticketholders can direct questions to CarnegieCharge at +1-212-247-7800. Muse highlights include Ryan Sutton on restaurants.
Seattle hip-hop duo Blue Scholars joined forces in 2002. Members DJ Sabzi and MC Geologic were students at the University of Washington during this time. Blue Scholars released its first, eponymous album in 2004. Matt & Kim with Blue Scholars, in the College Park Ballroom, features big time performers in a small intimate venue, said Concert Club President Steven Stangle 14. The show promises music from many genres to appeal to everyone. Its only $5 for Union students during the presale, and its going to be awesome! Stangle continued. Tickets are $5 for students with Union ID and $20 for non-students. Doors open at 7 p.m. on Saturday and the concert begins at 8 p.m. in College Park Hall. Red carpet roundup from this past weekend’s Emmy Awards – Thursday Sep 26 – 4:10pm HAZING INVESTIGATION: Allegations run rampant as pledging is halted in aftermath of @cosmopolitan articlehttp://j.mp/14Ls91b – Thursday Sep 26 – 3:35pm alumna writes for @Cosmopolitan , brings hazing allegations into question, investigation ongoing #hazing #union – Monday Sep 23 – 2:18am First issue of the year is out today!
Def Leppard Talks Guitarist’s Cancer, Concert Film And New Music
(Allen lost his left arm in a car accident a year after the release of the band’s breakthrough album, 1983’s “Pyromania.”) Next up for Def Leppard? New music. The fivesome, which also includes bass player Rick Savage, plan to meet in Dublin in the new year to start writing. “A whole Def Leppard album would probably take a bit long,” Collen said. “So we’re probably going to do an EP or something, get that out, then perhaps the year after, release an album.” ___ Follow Sandy Cohen on Twitter: ___ Loading Slideshow Celebrity Photos: October 2013 Bethenny Frankel did some paddle boarding in the Hudson River in New York City on Oct. 2. Celebrity Photos: October 2013 A bespectacled Katy Perry was seen leaving Colette’s store on October 2, in Paris, France. Celebrity Photos: October 2013 Khloe Kardashian was spotted filming “Keeping Up With the Kardashians” outside Katsuya Restaurant on October 2, in Encino, Calif. Celebrity Photos: October 2013 Jennifer Hudson made her way to a taping ‘Good Morning America’ in Times Square, NYC, Oct. 2. She looked incredible in a tight red dress and black peeptoe booties.