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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