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Bonfils Memorial Theatre

Added by yongli on 10/07/2016 - 16:34, last changed on 09/17/2017 - 01:07
The Bonfils Memorial Theatre on East Colfax Avenue was built by Helen Bonfils for the Denver Civic Theatre in 1953. As the first theater for live performances built in Denver in forty years, the cream-colored building staged more than 400 productions before it closed in 1986. It sat mostly...

Caribou Ranch Recording Studio

Added by yongli on 11/16/2015 - 13:07, last changed on 08/25/2017 - 08:27
The famed Caribou Ranch recording studio, located near Nederland, Colorado, existed for about fifteen years from 1971 to 1985. During its brief history, the recording studio became a destination for dozens of famed musicians and performers, including Michael Jackson, Joe Walsh, Billy Joel, and John...

Colorado Chautauqua

Added by yongli on 05/17/2017 - 16:26, last changed on 08/29/2017 - 08:04
Established in 1898 on what was then a barren mesa south of Boulder , Colorado Chautauqua has been providing education and entertainment programs for well over a century. Originally founded by Texas educators, the Chautauqua in Boulder was part of a nationwide movement emphasizing intellectual and...

Perry-Mansfield Performing Arts School and Camp

Added by yongli on 08/25/2016 - 11:01, last changed on 08/29/2017 - 08:07
Established by Charlotte Perry and Portia Mansfield in 1913, the Perry-Mansfield Performing Arts School and Camp near Steamboat Springs is the oldest continuously operated performing arts camp in the United States. In the early twentieth century, the camp served as an important site for the...

Red Rocks Park and Amphitheatre

Added by yongli on 01/23/2017 - 11:13, last changed on 08/31/2017 - 06:26
Located just west of Denver near the town of Morrison , Red Rocks Park and Amphitheatre combines awe-inspiring natural scenery with natural acoustic splendor. The 868-acre park stands 6,450 feet above sea level between the Great Plains and the Rocky Mountains. The park’s amphitheater opened to the...

Rossonian Hotel

Added by yongli on 03/16/2016 - 14:07, last changed on 09/03/2017 - 01:07
The most prominent building at the Five Points intersection in Denver , the Rossonian Hotel opened in 1912 as the Baxter Hotel. Renamed the Rossonian in 1929, its lounge acquired a reputation as the best jazz club between the Midwest and the West Coast, with performances by jazz greats such as Duke...

Salida Steam Plant

Added by yongli on 12/02/2015 - 14:30, last changed on 08/31/2017 - 06:35
The Salida steam plant was one of the first Edison electric plants in the country. Built in 1887 by the Salida Edison Electric Light Company, it operated until the 1950s. After 1989 the building was renovated and converted into a city-owned theater and event center. Bringing Electricity to Salida...

Tabor Grand Opera House

Added by yongli on 02/22/2017 - 12:00, last changed on 08/31/2017 - 07:25
The Tabor Grand Opera House, constructed by the state’s famed Tabor family, was one of the city’s primary cultural institutions during the late 1800s. The Grand Opera enjoyed a period of popularity and success before falling by the wayside, a story that paralleled the fate of the Tabor family...

Van Briggle Memorial Pottery Building

Added by yongli on 11/22/2016 - 13:31, last changed on 08/31/2017 - 08:01
Built in 1907–8, the Van Briggle Memorial Pottery Building in Colorado Springs was designed by architect Nicolaas van den Arend to serve as the company’s salesroom, pottery plant, and headquarters. Incorporating more than 5,000 tile and terra cotta components designed by Anne Van Briggle , the...

Wheeler Opera House

Added by yongli on 03/16/2016 - 16:17, last changed on 09/03/2017 - 01:07
The merchant and investor Jerome B. Wheeler (1841–1918) built the Wheeler Opera House in Aspen in 1889, making it the third-largest opera house in Colorado at the time. As Aspen declined after the Panic of 1893 and the demonetization of silver, the Wheeler struggled along until arson shuttered it...
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