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The Arts Foundation Of Olde Towne is a neighborhood based, Arts & Humanities incubator that serves to host and produce projects that are about, or initiated by residents from the Near East Area of the City Of Columbus, Ohio.

Edward Eddie Beard


Edward Eddie Beard
Instrument: piano, organ
Description: Promotional photo

Eddie Beard was a popular organist. He also served as the secretary-treasurer of the American Federation of Musicians Local 589 for 13 years. Beard recalled that the American Federation of Musicians Local 589 occupied a house on Garfield Avenue in Columbus. The upstairs of the building was leased out to Bill Stewart and a man named Foley where they ran the Downbeat Club. During the years of Beard's service with the union, Cleve Goode was president. Beard is pictured here in a promotional shot for Howdy Gorman's Theatrical Booking Agency that used to be located at 15th Avenue and High Street.
Pictured L-R: Edward "Eddie" Beard
From the collection of: Edward Beard

For a glossy print of this image refer to ID# ARC06-28

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