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There are interesting groups on Facebook where the main discussion is all about theatre organs and organists. Many rare pictures posted by members of organs in original theaters and homes. Even discussions about LP and CD recordings made on the organs.

Here are four extremely active groups:

Historic Chicago Theatre Organs
http://www.facebook.com/groups/374966965867703/

Historic Detroit/Michigan Theatre Organs
http://www.facebook.com/groups/379783295413560/

George Wright Theatre Organist
http://www.facebook.com/groups/15455381438/

Pipe Organs in Pizza Parlors
http://www.facebook.com/groups/17790648561/

ATOS and many local ATOS chapters also have pages on Facebook where pictures and videos are posted.

Kay McAbee at Hermes Wurlitzer

Pipes and Pops 2  - Special monthly radio show

Featured organist and guests this month: Ron Rhode and Allen Miller

Week of June 5 - June 11, 2011

Repeats during week
Timezone for times shown here: US Eastern Time

Sunday: 7-9pm
Monday: 12-2pm
Tuesday: 7-9am
Wednesday: 3-5pm
Thursday: 8-10pm
Friday: 9:30-11:30pm
Saturday 2-4 am, 2-4 pm

The complete ATOS Radio schedule can be found at http://www.live365.com/index.live

After an absence from the console, Barry Baker will be returning during the summer months of 2011 to perform his “Swingin’ Sizzling Summer Pops Show.” Barry has previously performed on many of the great theatre organs across the United States and internationally. His concerts have consistently garnered positive reviews and his upcoming performances are sure not to disappoint! Barry’s concert bookings are being coordinated through Susan Cole Keyboard Productions.

Detroit Theatre Organ Society Wurlitzer Console

Last evening (Saturday October 16), Ron Rhode thrilled an audience during the inaugural concert on a 3/12 Barton installed in the renovated Dixon Theater, Dixon, Illinois.

Will you be visiting Hawaii and the Big Island? Plan to stop in Downtown Hilo on Wednesdays for the weekly "Hawaiiana Live" show featuring the Robert-Morton Pipe Organ, traditional Hawaiian music and hula, legends of Hawaii and historic films. 10:45am every Wednesday. For more information on this show call (808) 934-7010 or visit http://www.hilopalace.com/

Thomas (Tom) Roughton was the first of three boys born to James and Irma Roughton in Long Beach, CA on October 30, 1942. He attended Bullard High School in Fresno, CA, University of the Pacific in Stockton, CA and Fresno State University, Fresno, CA. His working career was focused in the banking and computer industries spending many years at Bank of America, Olivetti, Caelus Manufacturing Software and Lukins & Annis Attorneys P.S. He lived most of his life in California until moving to Spokane, Washington in 1990.

OCATOS is pleased to present ATOS 2009 young organist award winner Nathan Avakian performing his much acclaimed "Outside the Box'. This event will occur May 7th, 2010 at Cleveland high school in Portland, Oregon. Nathan will play the CHS 3/21 Kimball pipe organ and accompany the NW Fusion dance company, silent comedian Angel Ocasio and vocalist Claire Avakian.