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Pizza parlor organist has a passion for playing

Pizza parlor organist has a passion for playing

LANSING | Most junior high students with the ambition to make a buck might take a paper route, baby-sit or mow the neighbor's lawn. That wasn't the case for Glenn Tallar, who was just 14 when he started playing the pipe organ at Beggar's Pizza, and eight years later he still performs twice a…

November 15, 2010 12:00 am Photos

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Pipe dream

Pipe dream

Glen Tallar reaches for the rhythm box to add musical texture to his organ playing at Beggar's Pizza in Lansing. The Homer Glen resident was just 14 when he started playing the pipe organ at the restaurant on Ridge Road, and eight years later he still performs twice a week for diners.

November 14, 2010 7:14 pm
Pipe dream

Pipe dream

Glenn Tallar plays the 1927 Barton Theater pipe organ at Beggar's Pizza in Lansing. It's the only such organ used in a restaurant in the Chicago area. Tallar controls the rhythm, lighting effects and the sounds of various effects equipments such as a newly installed steam-engine train noise…

November 14, 2010 7:10 pm
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