Looking Back to Look Forward
April 24, 2 p.m.
Ticket Price: Free (Limited to 75 people in venue, masks are required and must be worn at all times.)
Get your free tickets at: B-REx.com
In partnership with the Broomfield Community Services Network, storyteller Brandon Stepter will share how we can reconcile with the difficult past as we seek to understand how racism and housing discrimination impact our lives today. Interwoven with archival information and images from Front Range-area museums, this engaging program will combine historic photos with storytelling to create a unique experience with an opportunity for mediated questions and conversations at the end.
Brandon Stepter is a Manager at Hospital Corporation of America, a minister and the Founder of B. Stepter LLC a, boutique motivational speaking and consulting firm, where he takes part in speeches and presentations that focus on African American history and its connection to today’s world.
The Bone Wars of the late 1800s
Sunday, May 9, 2021, 4 p.m., Broomfield Auditorium
Ticket price: Free (Limited to only 100 people in the venue, masks are required and must be worn at all times)
Get your FREE tickets here: B-REx.com
This program will be Livestreamed. Livestream can be watched at Broomfield.org/LIVE
The Bone Wars of the late 1800s and Broomfield’s fossil finds come alive in this partnership program with the Denver Museum of Nature & Science.
Science and history comes together to tell the real life story of drama, conflict, and suspense of the bone wars. In pursuit of the next great dinosaur fossil discovery, paleontologists resorted to lies and fraud in order to get ahead. Experience all of the competition, tension, and rivalry that existed among paleontologists in the late 1800s as you explore the cut-throat world of fossil hunting.
Join paleontologist, Will Sharpe (a fictional character portrayed by Denver Museum of Nature & Science actor Andrew Parker) and Broomfield’s Museum Coordinator, David Allison as they explore the Bone Wars of the late 1800s.
This program is presented in partnership with the Denver Museum of Nature & Science and the Friends of Broomfield History.
Johnny & The Mongrels
Johnny & The Mongrels is a high-powered, New Orleans-influenced band that is "the perfect combination of a funk filled heart & a deep bayou soul." Its founders, currently based in Fort Collins, Colorado, are singer/songwriter Johnny Ryan and singer / bassist / songwriter Jeff Bostic. Recorded July 29, 2020.
The Jack Hadley Band
Jack Hadley is a blues guitarist and singer based in Boulder, Colorado. He performs his newest project "Daybreak in Alabama - The Langston Hughes Project." Recorded for July 4, 2020.
Tenia Nelson Trio
Tenia Nelson Trio is a jazz trio group. They have been playing with each other for a few years now and have performed all over Denver. They love to experiment with all genres and type of music in a Jazz setting. Recorded September 20, 2020.
Chroma Donna is a collaboration of original music with Jessica Jones, James Dumm, Josh Fairman and many more. Their pop rock rhythm will get you on your feet. Jessica’s sultry voice will speak to your soul.
Jessica Jones is a Soul Singer with roots in Jazz, Funk, Blues, R&B, Rock and Hip-Hop. She has quickly built a name for herself as a poignant improvisational singer keeping audiences on their toes with off the cuff lyrics and wailing vocals. Recorded Sept. 30, 2020.
The Brothers of Brass
Brothers of Brass is a drum outfit specializing in hard-hitting street music, where Southern brass tradition meets the Colorado streets! The full eight-piece brass band is primed to infuse Broomfield with their lively, upbeat and brassy sounds.Recorded on October 2, 2020.
The Influenza and COVID-19 Pandemics: From 1918 to 2020 and back again
History gets real with this innovative program at the Broomfield Auditorium. "Mrs. Kearns" (a fictional character portrayed by Denver Museum of Nature & Science actor Janice Estey) of Leadville, Colorado, will dive deep into the Influenza Pandemic of 1918-1919 from her first-hand experience. This program is presented in partnership with the Denver Museum of Nature & Science and the Friends of Broomfield History.
A View of WWII through Women's Eyes
Genevieve DeGaulle worked with the Free France Movement during WWII. She was captured and sent to Ravensbruck, the women’s concentration camp in Germany. She survived and came back to France, and advocated for the Holocaust victims, and the French citizens, “a voice for the voiceless.” On the homefront in the United States, women supported the troops in many ways. The most powerful support was the millions of letters they sent to the troops to boost their morale. Women were involved in many aspects of WWII. Shirley Jamiel and Colleen Sawyer will share two different stories of women’s roles during the war. This program is supported by the Broomfield Veterans Museum and SCFD, the Scientific & Cultural Facilities District.
Jon Wirtz Trio
Jon Wirtz brings the SPEAK MUSIC concept to a live stage for the first time. Inspired by the desire to "create something beautiful simply for the sake of creating something beautiful," this night will feature an entire set of original music and musical explorations that has never been performed before. Recorded November 5, 2020.
Amelie Quintet plays Parisian Salon Music and Gypsy Jazz. Top tapping, lively music in the style of Django Reinhardt/Stephane Grapelli will transport you to an Old World cafe for the evening. The band is comprised of legendary accordionist Dave Willey, Polish virtuoso violinist Margarita Sleziak-Sallee, Gary Sloan on upright bass and guitarist Kevin Garry. Recorded on October 16, 2020.
Powerful messages needn't always be spoken. ALTAS sends a distinctive message heard loud and clear in their melodic instrumental rock compositions. Recorded on October 28, 2020.
A Holiday Special with the
Big Swing Trio
Mark Diamond, Paul Romaine, and Andy Weyl captivates listeners with jazz'd up holiday favorites and inspire audiences with their spirited Swing, Latin, and Blues originals. Recorded on December 4, 2020.
SEE/HEAR Illuminated stories in song
Opera on Tap
Opera on Tap Colorado presents a visual experience of four song cycles featuring live Colorado singers and video artists from across the US featuring Richard Strauss Four Last Songs/Vier letzte Lieder, Ernesto Cordero’s Four Works for Voice and Guitar, Robert Owens’ Mortal Storm, and Nkeiru Okoye’s Brooklyn Cinderella. Recorded on December 13, 2020.