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Limited Tickets are available at the Fox Theatre Ticket Office, at FoxATLtix.com, at Atlanta area Whole Foods locations, and all Ticket Alternative outlets (tickets purchased online or not at the Fox Theatre Ticket Office Window will incur the applicable handling charges) beginning the week of Monday, November 12, 2012.
Larry-Douglas Embury, the Organist in Residence for the Fox Theatre’s “Mighty Mo,” was born in Calgary and raised in Vancouver, Canada. Yearning to be at a keyboard by age 3, his father soon sold the family car to buy him a piano. At age 10 Larry began to perform as a piano soloist and at 13 he started organ lessons. He won an international piano competition at 15 and at age 20 was engaged to play at the Seattle World’s Fair.
Larry combines his natural talent for improvising with formal classical studies. He graduated from King’s College Academy, studying piano and organ, and studied with Richard Purvis of San Francisco’s Grace Cathedral. At Conn Organ Company, Larry worked to develop electronic instruments, including “The Topper” of Carnegie Hall and Virgil Fox’s second Rogers touring organ, the “Royal V.” He also designed a four-manual Rodgers combination classic and theatre organ, the first time that the two entirely different tonal palettes had been successfully combined in one electronic instrument.
In the mid-1970s, Larry moved to the Bay Area to become organist of Bill Brewer’s “Pizza and Pipes.” He recorded several albums on the Daly City organ, as well as on a nearby 4-manual, 28-rank Wurlitzer in Redwood City. In 2001, Larry appeared at the Rainbow Room with Bette Midler and Audra McDonald in “Stella by Starlight,” celebrating the 100th birthday of the legendary Stella Adler. He has played for artists from Ethel Waters to Tony Curtis to Jennifer Holliday.
An Atlanta native, Tom Sullivan entered radio upon leaving high school where he landed the job as “Quixie Quacker” for one of America’s greatest radio stations, 79 WQXI, Home of the Gary McKee morning show with Willis the Guard. He hosted every show on WQXI then worked his way over to 94-Q (WQXI-FM), eventually landing the night show on the revamped Star 94 FM (WSTR-FM). It was during this time Tom discovered Ryan Seacrest and put him on the air for the first broadcast of his now famous radio career! Tom then transitioned to the morning show with Steve McCoy and Vikki Locke where he entertained the masses on their morning commute.
While working in radio Tom became a host on NBC (WXIA) Television’s “Atlanta & Company,” a daily one-hour show he hosted with Holly Firfer, where he was nominated for an Emmy award as Outstanding On Camera Talent. Tom continues to host many corporate, private, and charity events in Atlanta and around the country.
Tom is a five time semi-finalist for Survivor on CBS, a semi-finalist for Oprah’s The Big Give on ABC, and he appeared in the season finale of American Gladiators on NBC. Tom starred in the PBS special Chick in a Chair, a show that helped bring greater awareness to people with disabilities. Tom also worked alongside Matthew McConaughey as an extra in the film We Are Marshall. Tom was also invited out of the audience during Oprah Winfrey’s “Farewell Show” to warm up the crowd! Tom enjoys photography, music, fitness, and working with people.
For more information about Tom, please visit www.TomOnAir.com.