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    This might seem like a really really really reallydumb question, but I wouldn't know as I am from a completely different part of the world.




    Is the organ at Atlantic City being restored or something?


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    Last I heard it was, of course, lack of funds could easily change that.


    Its going to take a lot of work to get all 449 ranks in their tip-top.



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    • #3
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      I don't think they quite have all the funds they need yet so I'm pretty sure they haven't started on the Auditorium organ yet. They may have started working on the ballroom Kimball because that's what they're planning to restore first, last I heard.

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      • #4
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        I would hope that their web site has up-to-date info on any rebuilding going on:




        http://www.acchos.org/




        Bob M.

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        • #5
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          OK Thanks

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          • #6
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            Greetings.

            Hear ye Hear ye! If you like the ACCH Boarwalk Hall instruments and are interested in engaging in a little bit of advocacy and activism here is what you do:

            Support Tim Bovard for Curator in 2006!

            Tim Bovard is a highly qualified organ builder with demonstrated aptitude for working on the Atlantic City instruments:

            - He has maintained a long-term position with the prestigious organ building firm of Nichols and Simpson, Little Rock, AR

            - He has volunteered his time in the past to the Ballroom Kimball instrument and its fascinating roll-player device

            - He is well connected with the ACCHOS and organ-building field through his affiliations and co-operation of the famed PipeChat mailing list

            Tell the folks at the ACCHOS that you want a curator, and that curator is Tim Bovard!

            Tim Bovard for Curator in 2006!

            Tim Bovard: Not the taxidermist, the organ guy.

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            • #7
              Re: Atlantic City

              what are the long term plans for the Convention Center itself?

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              • #8
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                Seems that the building is regularly used. Hockey and other sports inside.

                I think that the summer ATOS convention visits there this year.
                Maybe I should attend, Its not that far away from here.



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                • #9
                  Re: Atlantic City

                  Greetings,

                  It seems that everyone is waiting for the NJSEA to "get the lead out", and that the plans for the organ are not as etched in stone as once thought.

                  Best,

                  Nathan

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                  • #10
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                    Oh gosh, not lead again!




                    Say, slightly off topic, but would lead pipes cause any harm to the environment? (correct me if I'm wrong but) I was thinking that in Europe they were trying to remove the lead organ pipes. Once a lead pipe is actually built, what harm can it do?

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                    • #11
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                      Once a lead pipe is actually built, what harm can it do?




                      Not much. Pretty hard to injest a pipe. I wouldn't use one as a drinking straw, but then again there are homes in my area that still have lead water lines in from the street. The city tests water from these lines regularly, and the ones I know of pass our state's requirements. "Euro Chemophobia" has nothing to do with measurable conditions, but I would be interested in reviewing any actual exposures studies performed in/around organ installations in Europe.

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                      • #12
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                        Greetings,

                        I'm sure that most of you have seen the ad in the Diapason magazine, but I will repost the text of it here for your enjoyment:

                        Historic Atlantic City Convention Hall Seeks Organ Curator

                        The Historic Organ Restoration Committee, Inc. is seeking letters of interest and qualification statements from professionals for the full-time position of Midmer-Losh and Kimbal Organs Curator.



                        The Historic Organ Restoration Committee, Inc. is a non-profit 501c3 entity serving as an advisory board in the stewardship of the Historic Atlantic City Convention Hall (NHL, 1929) Midmer-Losh and Kimball organs. Letters of interest and statements of qualifications shall be submitted in the manner detailed and prescribed in the Curator Qualification Regulations, which can be obtained by contacting the Historic Organ Restoration Committee, Inc. c/o Atlantic City Convention and Visitors Authority.

                        Only prospective applicants whose qualification statements are determined to be acceptable will receive a detailed position application and be contacted for further consideration.



                        - N

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                        • #13
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                          [quote user="KleinErzahler"]

                          Support Tim Bovard for Curator in 2006!

                          Tim Bovard is a highly qualified organ builder with demonstrated aptitude for working on the Atlantic City instruments:

                          - He has maintained a long-term position with the prestigious organ building firm of Nichols and Simpson, Little Rock, AR

                          - He has volunteered his time in the past to the Ballroom Kimball instrument and its fascinating roll-player device

                          - He is well connected with the ACCHOS and organ-building field through his affiliations and co-operation of the famed PipeChat mailing list

                          Tell the folks at the ACCHOS that you want a curator, and that curator is Tim Bovard!

                          Tim Bovard for Curator in 2006![/quote]

                          I agree. Tim is a good guy. I've been working with him all week. He really knows his stuff! If anyone has any specific questions, let me know and I'll be sure to ask him.

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                          • #14
                            Organist....

                            Hi all...

                            You know, I don't know who is going to be the official organist at BH someday, but this Cameron Carpenter seems to have the aptitudes to "tear it up" at A.C.

                            Observe:

                            http://www.trinitywallstreet.org/cal...event_id=39072

                            - N

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