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Monday, May 23rd 2016


Greetings ATOS Members and Friends,

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.

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:

Saturday, April 2nd 2016

California Zephyr Railcar Charters
August 14 –27 Two week tour
One week tours also available: Aug 14 Northbound and Aug 21 Southbound.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.


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.