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During the recent mid-year meeting of the ATOS Board of Directors in Atlanta, one major topic of conversation focused on the issue of the Atlanta Convention CD release.
Without hesitation, the board determined the recordings must be re-mastered, issues corrected, and the new CDs distributed to those who have purchased the recordings.
“There were simply too many errors involved,” said board member and artist Jelani Eddington. “ATOS should not be presenting this product as a representation of the great performances of the Atlanta convention.” The board unanimously agreed.
Submitted on 27 February 2014 - 6:56am
TO Radio is up and alive. There was a problem with the DJ software being used to schedule the music. Its database became corrupted and needed to be rebuilt. Because of all the Shoutcast problems we experienced, we looked at a lot of other issues before checking this one. But we got it. Do accept our apologies, and don't hesitate to email us whenever you are not getting a signal.
Mar 2 1pm EST
We are receiving reports that TO Radio is down. We are looking into it now, and will post here when we discover the issue. Sorry.
Feb 18th 10pm EST
Submitted on 2 March 2014 - 1:00am
Doris Edwards Stovall (1934-2014)
As a General Manager of a major theatre, she might have been the best friend ATOS and a great theatre organ ever had.
Doris Edwards Stovall, former general manager of the Pasadena Civic Auditorium and the Embassy Theatre in Fort Wayne, IN, passed away in Snellville, GA on February 1, 2014. She was 79.
A Georgia native, she never lost that famous Southern charm. She was graduated from Toccoa High School in 1951, and the Harrison Draughon School of Commerce in 1953.
Submitted on 3 February 2014 - 11:35pm
Lakeside High School of the Ashtabula Area City School District is located in Ashtabula, Ohio and opened
in 2006. The campus consists of High School, Junior High School, Performing Arts Center and an Athletic
complex. With enrollment of 1100 students, Lakeside High is the largest high school in Ashtabula
County. With a three member administrative team and a dedicated staff of professional educators, the
bar continues to be raised to ensure a tradition of excellence for the students and alumni of Lakeside
Submitted on 23 January 2014 - 12:33pm
(from Garden State Theatre Organ Society page at http://www.gstos.org/Jeff_Barker.htm)
We are sad to report that local theatre organist Jeff Barker passed away suddenly on December 31, 2013.
Submitted on 22 January 2014 - 9:41pm
Despite his quiet and genteel nature coupled with the fact that he was a relative “late-comer” to the world of the theatre organ, Lafayette, IN native Robert F. (Bob) Mertz, who passed away November 24, 2013, had a major impact in the theatre organ world in a short period of time. He was 89 years old.
Submitted on 27 November 2013 - 7:14pm
As I write, I am wrapping up yet another batch of travel. Spent my birthday, Nov. 6, flying to LA for meetings there. The 10th, off to New Zealand for two concert dates, providing some “pinch-hitting” for Rob Richards and Alex Zsolt who had to beg forgiveness and ask for a postponed date as Rob had urgent matters pop up.
So the amiable James Duncan put in the call, and off we go.
James is amazing. An official with the Tram line in Auckland, he enjoys old transportation, music of jazz bands of the 20’s and 30’s, and of course the mighty theatre organ.
Submitted on 17 November 2013 - 5:52pm
ATOS is now accepting applications for the Theatre Organ Student of the Year (TOSY) award, honoring a young theatre organ student who has demonstrated exceptional commitment to and improvement in his/her theatre organ studies. Students age 27 or younger may submit an application or be nominated by a third party. The recipient will receive a complimentary one-year ATOS membership as well as recognition in Theatre Organ Journal. Applications are due by May 1, 2014.
Submitted on 15 November 2013 - 12:04pm
The 2014 Annual Convention of the American Theatre Organ Society will be hosted by the Central Indiana Chapter of ATOS in the city of Indianapolis, Indiana. Conference dates will be Friday, July 4th, through Wednesday, July 9th 2014.
Submitted on 29 October 2013 - 2:06am
A major piece of the cultural and arts history of the City of New Orleans is back, and back in a big way. Not long after Hurricane Katrina devastated that city, officials began to explore all avenues of rebuilding the city, including restoring one of its greatest assets – musical and cultural arts. There is no better example of this than the restored Saenger Theatre, a 2613-seat, $52 million restored gem on Canal Street.
Its rebirth is a great story, and ATOS has been along for the ride.
Submitted on 7 October 2013 - 8:34am