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News about ATOS and the world of Theatre Organ internationally.


Saturday, August 29th 2015
BLOGGING ABOUT ONE OF THE GREATEST WEEKS IN THE MODERN HISTORY OF THEATRE ORGAN CONCERTS! What do London, England, St. Louis, Missouri and Auckland, New Zealand have in common? Singularly great theatre organ concerts, with huge audiences, putting the spotlight squarely on the instrument we love.more...
Friday, August 28th 2015
GOOD LUCK AT THE TROXY, AT THE ST. LOUIS FOX, AND EVERYWHERE ELSE! As I write this from hot, humid, rainy Atlanta, I realize I shouldn’t complain. I heard on this morning’s news that some parts of California are literally sinking because so much water is being pumped out of the ground, and this never-ending drought is not offering any rainwater to replenish the supply. Difficult to imagine save...more...
Monday, August 24th 2015
The new 2016 Endowment Fund Application and Procedures are now available on the ATOS website at: http://www.atos.org/programs-awards/applications There are significant changes in the Application and review procedures so please examine and implement the changes. A critical change is concerning the application submittal date. It has now been moved to February 1, 2016.more...
Tuesday, August 4th 2015
CLEVELAND 2016 Home of the “IN-THEATRE” sound! July 3 – 8, 2016 Convention Hotel: Renaissance Cleveland Hotel Tower City Center, 24 Public Square Cleveland, OH 44113 Built in 1918, the Cleveland Hotel has been a downtown landmark for nearly a century. Our secured hotel rate is $109 per night. There is subway service directly from the airport to the hotel. More information and a reservation code...more...
Thursday, July 9th 2015
From ATOS President/CE Ken Double My goodness, what a week in Philadelphia and surrounding areas. Bob Dilworth and his Convention Committee are to be congratulated for staging one of the more memorable ATOS Annual Conventions in a long time. I hope you have had a chance to read the musings of Josh Dill , the new ATOS Youth Representative to the Board. His daily reports were beautifully written...more...
Sunday, July 5th 2015
Dan Minervini was announced winner of the 2015 ATOS YOTC. He will receive over $2000 in cash prizes, as well as an opportunity to perform at the "Rising Star" concert at the Balboa Park Summer International Organ Festival in San Diego on July 20. He also received an invitation from Atlantic City Boardwalk Hall Municipal Organist Steven Ball to perform on that instrument.more...
Tuesday, May 26th 2015
The Mighty Wurlitzer at Steubenville’s historic theatre, The Grand, is back in its home. Read this blog post Theatre Historical Society's website .more...
Wednesday, May 20th 2015
Despite snow on the ground in Durango, CO where my guitar-playing-teaching brother Terry lives (and snow a LOT of places), my experience is Spring has indeed sprung, and my packing the suitcase now involves all kinds of other clothes. But always the tux with the red handkerchief in the breast pocket. It will get a good workout June 6 at Long Center in Lafayette, IN where I will play my 33rd...more...
Tuesday, May 5th 2015
Greetings to you all, I am writing from lovely San Diego where I will meet with chapter officials of the Theatre Organ Society of San Diego later today, and then prepare for a Sunday concert on the Wurlitzer at Trinity Church. The main reason for my message today is not so much what is going on with me now, but what I hope will be going on with you in July. In the next few days, you will be...more...
Thursday, April 16th 2015
An excellent news article on NBC News. Follow this link to see the video: http://www.nbcnews.com/nightly-news/video/theater-organ-making-small-com...more...