Tampa Theatre organist Rosa Rio dies at 107 listen05/14/10 Seán Kinane
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The legendary Tampa Theatre organist Rosa Rio has died at the age of 107. She began playing organ at movie theaters nearly a century ago.
Tara Schroeder, Tampa Theatre’s Director Programming and Marketing, was a co-worker and a friend. "She was loved by everyone," said Schroeder.
Rosa Rio was interviewed for StoryCorps early in 2009. She said, "I just love the organ."
There will be a public memorial for Rosa Rio at Tampa Theatre on Saturday, June 5, at 11:00 a.m.