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Sunday, July 5th 2015
Great and manifold were the beautiful sights and sounds that I basked in today! After the members forum was completed, I leisurely strolled down the Avenue of the Arts toward the Wanamaker building. Wanamaker's most famous organ gracefully bowed out of the spotlight today so her little brother could have a go. In an alcove of the Macy's building, we were guided into the glowing aura that is Greek...more...
Saturday, July 4th 2015
To my utter delight, the morning board meeting proved brief enough to allow me a few precious hours of free time so that I could explore the grand city of Philadelphia. This would only be the first of many fortunate events that occurred today! (Old man trouble must be on an extended sabbatical.) The entire city lay before me to conquer and subdue, so I set out with high spirits toward the Masonic...more...
Friday, July 3rd 2015
Daily Convention Reports from ATOS 2015 in Philadelphia by Joshua Dill, ATOS Board Youth Representativemore...
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...
Sunday, February 15th 2015
Hi to all, and I hope wherever you are, you are surviving the wintry weather. I’m in Atlanta, and our immediate future forecast predicts lows in the teens, highs to barely reach 30. At least we are not shoveling out from under the many feet of snow that has devastated our friends in Chicago, Massachusetts, and all points in between and beyond.more...
Monday, January 26th 2015
The finest teacher of theatre organ style playing, with a list of students who rose to the highest level of concert playing, has died. John Ferguson passed away in Indianapolis Monday morning at the age of 79. He died peacefully in his sleep following some health issues. Born in Shreveport, LA in 1935, his piano studies morphed into organ studies, and he made a name for himself playing Hammond...more...
Saturday, January 17th 2015
Do you live (and bank) outside the United States? If so, this is important news. United States banks have begun changing the manner in which foreign checks are handled, including substantial increases in costs for processing those checks. In some cases, the new fees exceed the amount of the check!more...