Nation: Rocky Mountain High

Music, applause as Denver's Performing Arts Center opens

Ask most Americans for a quick word association with Denver and back is likely to come the Broncos, the "Mile High City," Coors beer. Cultural attractions do not readily come to mind. In the theater world Denver is known as a "split-week town." That is no designation for any self-respecting metropolis; it means that road-show companies calculate that they cannot get seven days out of the box office. The city can be somewhat prouder of its symphony orchestra. It has survived and grown modestly over 44...

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