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Henry Aldridge, Rupert Otto, and Newton Bates with the Barton Organ at Michigan Theater, February 1979 Photographer: Larry E. Wright

Henry Aldridge, Rupert Otto, and Newton Bates with the Barton Organ at Michigan Theater, February 1979 image
Published In
Ann Arbor News, February 11, 1979
Caption
Over a half-century old, the mighty Barton pipe organ in the Michigan Theatre is one of only two such instruments played regularly in the U.S. Not [sic] its future is uncertain and that saddens the likes of Hanry [sic] Aldridge, Below left, Rupert Otto, center, and Newton Bates who have lovingly played at its console since they helped restore it in 1971.

David J. Lau examines the Barton Organ at the Michigan Theater, December 1973 Photographer: Cecil Lockard

David J. Lau examines the Barton Organ at the Michigan Theater, December 1973 image
Published In
Ann Arbor News, December 2, 1973
Caption
David J. Lau of the Ann Arbor chapter of the Motor City Organ Society looks down the horn pipes of the Barton organ in the Michigan Theater.

Henry Aldridge and Newton Bates Pose with Barton Organ at Michigan Theater, January 1993 Photographer: Kyndell Thompson

Henry Aldridge and Newton Bates Pose with Barton Organ at Michigan Theater, January 1993 image
Published In
Ann Arbor News, January 31, 1993
Caption
Henry Aldridge, left, and Newton Bates have been playing the organ at the Michigan Theater, 603 E. Liberty St., for 20 years without pay.