Category Archives: history

waiting for Ray

My long time performance partner Ray Schelgunov moved away a few years ago (we were the Two Significant Guys), so I decided to make a little film about loneliness, temporality, and the ever changing urban landscape. The video was shot … Continue reading

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Brown Palace Menu, November 19, 1904

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Mr. Skully on Mount Prospect Cemetery

— by Brian Shearer B50 Note: Brian Shearer is a designer, cartoonist, and creator of Mr. Skully. As Brian mentions, the Denver Public Library has some great information on the areas cemeteries available online. Brian can be reached via email.

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The Pig N’ Whistle: Eddie Bohn’s Empire on West Colfax

— by Keith Chamberlain When Colfax Avenue was “Colorado’s Main Street,” a miles-long constellation aglitter with motels, restaurants and gas stations, Eddie Bohn’s Pig ‘N Whistle was its brightest star. Bohn was dubbed the King of West Colfax, and from … Continue reading

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Rainbow Music Hall, January 26th, 1979

The Rainbow Music Hall, located at Monaco and Evans in Southeast Denver, opened on January 26th, 1979 with a “Gala Opening” featuring Jerry Jeff Walker. For almost 10 years and over 1,000 shows the Rainbow offered up a wide variety … Continue reading

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