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The Colorado Art Report: Historic opera house revitalized, roller coaster memories and more
Colorado Public Radio

August 29, 2014

Tabor Opera House in its early years
(Photo: Courtesy of Lake County Public Library Colorado Mountain History Collection)


Tune in to the Colorado Art Report, CPR's weekly arts show hosted by Chloe Veltman, for in-depth coverage of the Colorado culture scene.

Listen online here.

On this week's show:

The Tabor Opera House’s new owner hopes $5 million in renovations will keep the theater open year-round as a venue for the performing arts. As the sale moves towards completion, CPR arts editor Chloe Veltman tours the historic building with its current owner Sharon Furman Bland and unearths a rich history.

Little Free Libraries -- small lending libraries that anyone can set up in their yard -- are popping up all over Colorado. In this week’s Book Club segment, three Colorado authors visit their closest birdhouse-sized neighborhood libraries and find some unexpected literary treasures.

For more than a hundred summers, Denverites have flocked to the Lakeside amusement park. CPR reporter Megan Verlee recently visited the park and chatted with the owner, employees and visitors about its storied past and what’s to come.

The CPR Arts Bureau continues its “Radio Dances” series with a piece choreographed specifically for the airwaves by Denver-based Life/Art Dance Ensemble. “Paper Thoughts” is inspired by the contemporary dance troupe’s upcoming performance, “Error Message.” ​

CPR's the Colorado Art Report airs on Fridays at 10.30 a.m. and 7.30 p.m. Tune in live or access online at any time.
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