Art and Artist: Charles MacLeod on Colorado Theatre Guild lighting panel


Charles R. MacLeod, an Aurora native and resident lighting designer at the Denver Center since 1987, was part of an educational and, yes, illuminating public forum on the art of lighting design held by the Colorado Theatre Guild on Monday night at the Ede Theatre in Lakewood.

MacLeod, who started at the Denver Center as a carpenter 31 years ago.

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Denver struggling to keep performing arts complex relevant


How do you keep a civic gem from becoming an urban relic? That’s the question facing the Denver Performing Arts Complex and Denver Arts and Venues, the agency which owns it.

DPAC, as the complex is known, is the second largest of its kind in the U.S., after Lincoln Center. Massive performance halls house the city’s flagship classical arts companies: the Colorado Ballet, the Colorado Symphony, and Opera Colorado. Patrons can see a variety of performances there, from Broadway shows to cutting-edge theater.

But walk through the glass-roofed galleria when a show isn’t playing and there’s one thing you won’t see: people.

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Heading West

After closing “Love” in mid-February, Wonderbound leapt into the studio process to create “Gone West” with poet Michael J. Henry and singer/songwriter Ian Cooke. Mike, Ian and I had been meeting for a year to develop the concept for this new evening-length performance, and having worked with Mike twice before, we returned to our shared […]

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