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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...
Tuesday, February 9th 2016
It is with a degree of regret that ATOS is announcing the cancellation of its STEP UP YOUR PLAYING adult teaching event. Planned for Atlanta in early March in conjunction with a concert appearance by Richard Hills, the event drew only five responses from potential attendees. At least a dozen are needed to make the event viable. This does not necessarily mean this idea will not be pursued again in...more...
Monday, December 21st 2015
HELP WANTED! ATOS is now recruiting to fill the position of Operations Manager. If you are interested in helping to build the future of ATOS and have applicable experience, please consider applying for the position. For more information, please see the PDF job posting, here. –Thank you!more...
Friday, December 18th 2015
Greetings all, I am probably a tad late on getting another of these email messages out to you all, but I had back-to-back trips and figured it best to recap the news following the most recent journey that brought me home to Atlanta Monday, December 14. Before we touch on that, some important news you will wish to know. THE PHILADELPHIA CONVENTION CD IS NOW AVAILABLE! SOMETHING BIG! was the title...more...
Thursday, December 17th 2015
Michael Barone, host of public radio's pipe organ program Pipedreams on American Public Media, has informed us that this week's program of Christmas music will feature some music from Jonas Nordwall and his most recent holiday recording. In addition, ATOS President and CE Ken Double was in St. Paul, MN recently and was the special guest of Mr. Barone. A full two-hour broadcast will feature music...more...