Dusting off the Wurlitzers, Part II: Bringing a Marginalized American Original Back to the Forefront.

The second of my two-part series on theatre organs just went to press at Huffington Post.



This one continues the interview of celebrated theatre organists in Indianapolis’ robust scene, as well as offering a host of differing perspectives on what should be done at the performance level to expand or at least retain an audience for the instrument.  The article provides multiple angles on the debate between historic preservation and maintaining relevance for a musical form that was always intended to accompany something else.  And while it looks nostalgically at Indianapolis’ old Paramount Music Palace on the east side, it asks key questions on what the new ideal platform is for introducing younger generations to the instrument, 20 years after the celebrated restaurant’s closure.

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