American Turkish Society Sets Memorial Service For Ahmet Ertegun
February 22, 2007 at 11:40 AM (PT)
The AMERICAN TURKISH SOCIETY (ATS) will hold a memorial service next week honoring the legacy of ATLANTIC RECORDS founder AHMET ERTEGUN. The music industry legend, who died in DECEMBER (NET NEWS 12/14), was also Chairman of ATS.
The service is set for FRIDAY, MARCH 2 from 1-2p at THE NEW SCHOOL, JOHN L. TISHMAN Auditorium, 66 W. 12th St. in NEW YORK. No RSVP or registration is necessary.
"The memorial service will give the Turkish-American community and American friends of TURKEY a chance to honor Mr. ERTEGUN's legacy of enhancing relations and understanding between the two countries," a statement on the ATS website reads.
Set to speak at the service are ATS Pres. MURAT KOPRULU; THE NEW SCHOOL Pres. BOB KERREY; Ambassador ENGIN ANSAY, Consul General of TURKEY in LOS ANGELES; NEWSWEEK Sr. Editor LALLY WEYMOUTH; SUSAN STEINBERG, director of the soon-to-be-aired PBS "American Masters" documentary "ATLANTIC RECORDS: The House That AHMET Built"; HAROLD HAGOPIAN, founder of world music label TRADITIONAL CROSSROADS; and more.