GLENDALE (CBSLA) — The lilting sound of live, classical music outside the Alex Theatre in Glendale were actually a protest of Disney CEO Bob Iger.
Violinists, trumpet players and other musicians from the American Federation of Musicians gathered outside the theater where Iger was doing a book signing Tuesday night.READ MORE: Republican Gubernatorial Hopefuls Take Debate Stage Wednesday Night
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While some of the musicians played loudly outside the theater, others carried signs that said, “Iger, Do You Value Musicians?” and “Musicians Demand A Fair Contract” and marched in front of the entrance.MORE NEWS: No Apology From Department After 5-Year-Old Boy Bitten By South Pasadena Police K9 Tuesday At National Night Out Event
Iger is on a tour promoting his first book called “The Ride of A Lifetime,” in which he shares the values he embraced while reinventing the Walt Disney Company.