Tuesday, June 18 2013 12:32 AM EDT2013-06-18 04:32:02 GMT
The United Way of Southwest Georgia honors more than a dozen organizations for their leadership in supporting United Way agencies. United Way raised about 1.1-million dollars this year. That's up slightlyMore >>
The United Way of Southwest Georgia honors more than a dozen organizations for their leadership in supporting United Way agencies.More >>
Tuesday, June 18 2013 12:31 AM EDT2013-06-18 04:31:27 GMT
Dougherty County School Board members want property owners to know, they won't raise your taxes despite another tight budget year. Monday night Board members held a public hearing to give people a chanceMore >>
Dougherty County School Board members want property owners to know, they won't raise your taxes despite another tight budget year.More >>
Tuesday, June 18 2013 12:23 AM EDT2013-06-18 04:23:09 GMT
The opening of Albany's new airport terminal remains on schedule despite a delay in the ceremonial opening. Travelers will begin using the new facility at Southwest Georgia Regional Airport two weeks fromMore >>
The opening of Albany's new airport terminal remains on schedule despite a delay in the ceremonial opening.More >>
Tuesday, June 18 2013 12:03 AM EDT2013-06-18 04:03:40 GMT
A Georgia girl remains hospitalized tonight with serious burns following a boat explosion on Lake Lanier. Apparently, a fuel leak led to the blast. Cell phone video captured by boaters shows a boat burningMore >>
A Georgia girl remains hospitalized tonight with serious burns following a boat explosion on Lake Lanier. Apparently, a fuel leak led to the blast.More >>
Monday, June 17 2013 11:59 PM EDT2013-06-18 03:59:55 GMT
Police are asking banks to be on the lookout for a woman who has cashed thousands of dollars in forged checks. So far, she's hit Colony Banks in Albany, Valdosta, Moultrie, and Sylvester. Sylvester PoliceMore >>
Police hope to stop a successful forger who's gotten away with thousands of dollars so far by cashing fraudulent checks at multiple south Georgia banks.More >>
February 25, 2003
"There are aficionados of race cars, old theaters, old homes and people collect cut glass--we collect pipe organs!" Dr. Fred Boska is the House Organist at the Rylander Theater.
His passion for playing the "Old Lady"-- Rylander's historic theater organ--makes the drive from Americus to his home in Tallahassee worth it, "There is no theater organ in Tallahassee. It was the opportunity to have a key to theater and a real live old girl--one of the fine ones."
It is indeed one of the finest--a Molar organ that is likely the sister instrument to the "Mighty Mo" in Atlanta, "The big organ, "Mighty Mo", in the Fox theater in Atlanta is a Molar three times this size--its manufacture number is only eight numbers difference from this one--so the Molar at the Fox was on the manufacturing floor at the same time this was built."
Playing the "old lady" is not for the weak--it's a full body effort to tackle all the keys. And, never, ever, confuse the theater organ with the instruments played in church, "It's a hot jazzy little number, the old girl is just a lady of the evening--she doesn't do church work very well."
No, this instrument prefers the brassier side of organ music--and that suits Fred Boska just fine. Theater organs were originally built for Vaudeville but eventually were used for the back-drop music at silent movies. Fred Boska will revive that tradition March 8th at the Rylander, when he'll play for the silent picture "Golden Eaglet." There are two shows that day--at 1:00 and 3:00.