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Tuesday, May 24th 2016
“LOS ANGELES CHAMBER ORCHESTRA @ THE MOVIES: AN EVENING OF DISNEY SILLY SYMPHONIES” DAZZLING ACADEMY AWARD®-WINNING DISNEY ANIMATION BROUGHT TO THE BIG SCREEN WITH ORCHESTRAL SCORES PERFORMED LIVE BY LOS ANGELES CHAMBER ORCHESTRA, LED BY EMMY® AWARD-WINNING COMPOSER MARK WATTERS The 1927 Wurlitzer, played by Alan Steinberger, is featured prominently in the score of Music Land. Dustin Hoffman...more...
Monday, May 23rd 2016
Dear ATOS Members and Friends, Below is a link to a letter sent to David Kelzenberg, ATOS Director, and copied to the ATOS Board and staff. This letter expresses concerns regarding recent Board activities that include a proposal to end renewal of Ken Double's contract as President/CE and a call for my resignation. At this critical time we need your participation in determining the future of ATOS...more...
Thursday, May 19th 2016
As I write this, I am at a quick stop in Seattle before flying on to Spokane following a 4-day stop in Portland. Keeping the folks at Delta busy again. Met with Columbia River Chapter leaders and members and played a short chapter program at the Hollywood Theatre in Portland. The fine 3-manual digital will soon start to transition to the long-awaited pipe organ. Exciting especially for a venue...more...
Sunday, May 8th 2016
As provided in Section 5.2 of the Bylaws, the Board of Directors will hold its annual meeting at the Renaissance Hotel, Cleveland, OH, on July 2, 2016. Any person at least 18 years of age with continuous ATOS membership for the last two years is eligible to seek an office. Candidates may submit written or digital résumés to Michael Fellenzer, ATOS Chairman. Nominations or supporting materials...more...
Thursday, April 7th 2016
Joe Patten, also known as the “Phantom of the Fox” and a person often singled out as the key individual in the effort to save the Atlanta Fox Theatre, died Thursday in Atlanta, Georgia. Mr. Patten had recently suffered a massive stroke, and had been hospitalized. Born in Lakeland, Florida in 1927, Joe Patten grew up with a love of fast cars and theatre pipe organs. He moved to Atlanta and worked...more...
Tuesday, April 5th 2016
April 1, 2016 Greetings all, and despite the date, please note everything here is legit! We have much to chat about including a couple of important items. First, regarding elections. From the Chairman of the Nominating Committee comes the following message. Doug Powers’ note is timely as the ballots will be arriving in your mail very soon. Doug states: "Please note that the ATOS Board nomination...more...
Saturday, April 2nd 2016
California Zephyr Railcar Charters presents KING OF INSTRUMENTS TOUR August 14 –27 Two week tour One week tours also available: Aug 14 Northbound and Aug 21 Southbound. The King of Instruments! We’ll visit some of the finest examples of this most grand and complex of musical machines on our round trip tour from San Diego to Seattle. We will visit concert organs, church organs, and theater organs...more...
Monday, February 29th 2016
This week’s PIPEDREAMS program (#1609, “Theatre Pipes”) features American Theatre Organ Society President Ken Double as Michael Barone’s guest, introducing a 2-hour broadcast devoted to transcriptions, popular songs and show tunes played on theatre organs from coast-to-coast. http://pipedreams.publicradio.org/listings/2016/1609/ The program is now live on the PIPEDREAMS website (see above), and...more...
Thursday, February 18th 2016
Hi all, I hope this finds you all doing well as we are now almost 7 weeks into the New Year. And I also hope you got your favorite Valentine something nice in time for Sunday! And you get something, too!! There is much to discuss and update you on. First, some big news. At the convention in Cleveland – and I hope you are all signed up!! – go right to www.atos.org and you will find it’s simple,...more...
Wednesday, February 10th 2016
To: ATOS chapter officers ATOS Board and Staff Fr: Ken Double, President/CE Re: Chapter Conference Calls Greetings all: I first wish to beg forgiveness and apologize for not getting a January meeting scheduled. Travels coupled with three events that I wished to report on, plus two other major issues pushed this to the back burner. To that end, I am now announcing three firm dates for the next...more...