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Waterbury Palace Theater
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Built in 1922 by Silvester E.Poli and designed by Thomas Lamb of New York one of America's foremost Theater architects the Palace Theater carries the flare of the Second Renaissance Revival and produced high-classed vaudeville shows, touring plays and movies. During the 70's the 2700 seat theater was a major touring venue for bands such as The Grateful Dead, Pink Floyd, Bob Dylan, Tony Bennett, Bruce Springsteen, Queen, just to name a few. In June 1983 The Palace Theater was entered into the National Register of Historic Places. For over a decade the Theater has been dormant. Although structurally sound the interior of the Palace which has been described as "embellished almost beyond description" was in a state of almost disrepair. The Naugatuck Valley Development Corporation has taken on the task to completely restore the Palace Theater back to its authenticity and add a completely new Theater/Arts Magnet School in the same complex.

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Bushnell Memorial Auditorium, Hartford
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San Diego Open Air Theater
24 July 1984

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The Skinny
High school productions, Easter services and graduation ceremonies all take place here, but concerts, of course, are the real draw. State students and San Diego's young and old flock to enjoy a night under the stars with bands like the Smashing Pumpkins, Gipsy Kings and Tool.
What to Expect
The steep 4,600-seat theatre (with standing-room-only for 200 at the back) offers unobstructed views from just about anywhere. It's a no-frills affair with the concessions, though --- nothing special except for beer and wine service at age-appropriate shows.

Starving students and others ticketless used to be able to hang out on the grassy islands outside the facility and hear the show for free. But school officials and re-development around the theatre have all but put an end to that, though it's still worth a try for a sold-out show.


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the origins of the rockpile are as follows:

there's a motel in toronto canada called the rockpile inn;
the rockpile is built out on a pier, so that means that
when you look out your window you don't see any dirt...


the masonic temple at 888 yonge street is designed in the italian renaissance style, in the early 70s the auditorium was leased out to a company known as the rockpile; sufficient income was generated to cover current expenses from this source and from masonic tenants, nothing much was done to keep the building in good order, in the late 70s the rockpile ceased operations

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Festung Marienberg, Würzburg
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Originally fortified retreat of the Hallstatt period (about 1000 b.C.). 706: consecration of the Marienkirche. About 1200: foundation of the fortress. 1253 – 1719: residence of the Princebishops. 1482: main castle was encircled by medieval ring-wall with the Scherenberg gate. About 1600: Julius Echter rebuilt the fortress into a Renaissance palace, Echter bastion was built. The charming fountain temple above the deep well (104 meter) was built simultaneously. After the conquest by Gustav Adolf of Sweden in 1631, the fortress was reconstructed as a Baroque fortification and a princely park was laid out.

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Deutschlandhalle, Berlin
1971, 1972, 1974, 1976, 1977, 1978, 1980, 1982, 1984, 1988
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The Deutschlandhalle was built in 1935 in anticipation of the Olympic Games, which were to take place in Berlin the following year. Construction on the building, which was based on the designs of architects Franz Orthmann and Fritz Wiemer, was completed in a brief nine-month period. The steel structure is 117 meters long and 83 meters wide and can hold up to 10,000 spectators. It is one of the oldest event locations of its kind in the world. The Deutschlandhalle initially served as host to the National Socialists' mass meetings and then also for such Olympic sports as boxing, track and field and cycling. Since the summer of 2001, the completely renovated building boasts a 30 x 60 meter ice rink and has become a very modern sports facility for all kinds of skating and other sports on ice.

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Good on you Fritz, you're a real diamond. I love the name of the thread.

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sep-21-1893: cornerstone laid
1933: major renovations; seating is reduced from 3,500 to 2,765
1943: flooding destroys all massey hall's records, photographs & playbills
may-53: c. parker, d. gillespie, b. powell, c. mingus & m. roach play together for the only time
1965: b.dylan receives cheers until he outrages purists when he and his canadian backup group (the band) go electric
may-19-69 zappa/mothers, no playlist info
nov-18-70 zappa/mothers, no playlist info
oct-13-71 zappa/mothers
nov-23-73 zappa/mothers

not a fuck of a lot interesting happened after that show

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Good on you Fritz, you're a real diamond. I love the name of the thread.

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Too much honour for me, poly. Diamonds are made forever, but the forum and I are highly transistory.

The thread's name is derived from your former proposal to make a Coffee Table Book. So the credits belongs to you. Image

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Freilichtbühne Loreley, St. Goarshausen
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The Lorelei (originally written as Loreley) is a rock in the Rhine near St. Goarshausen, which soars some 120 meters above the water line. It marks the narrowest part of the river between Switzerland and the North Sea. A very strong current and rocks below the waterline caused many boat accidents in former times.

The name comes from the ancient German words "luren" (look, lurk) and "ley" (rock). The translation of the name would therefore be: "rock from where to look out".

The rock is associated with several legendary tales originating in German folklore. It appears in many forms, but is best known through a poem by Heinrich Heine that begins "Ich weiss nicht was soll es bedeuten" (which means in English, "I don't know what to make of it"). In the most common form of the story, the Lorelei rock is a maiden who threw herself into the Rhine in despair over a faithless lover, and became a nixe whose voice lured fishermen to destruction.

Translation of Heine's "Die Lorelay"

I don’t know what it could mean,

Or why I’m so sad: I find,

A fairy-tale, from times unseen,

Won’t vanish from my mind.

The air is cool and it darkens,

And quiet flows the Rhine:

The tops of the mountains sparkle,

In evening’s after-shine.

The loveliest of maidens,

She’s wonderful, sits there,

Her golden jewels glisten,

She combs her golden hair.

She combs it with a comb of gold,

And sings a song as well:

Its strangeness too is old

And casts a powerful spell.

It grips the boatman in his boat

With a wild pang of woe:

He only looks up to the heights,

Can’t see the rocks below.

The waves end by swallowing

The boat and its boatman,

That’s what, by her singing,

The Lorelei has done.

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Ritz, New York City
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**The Ritz-Carlton® New York, Central Park, at the corner of Central Park South and Sixth Avenue, returned to Central Park South in Spring 2002 after a four-year absence and an extensive renovation. The 33-story hotel is housed in a 1930's building designed by Emery Roth. It has 237 guest rooms, 40 suites and 11 luxury residences as well as a fine-dining restaurant, exclusive club lounge, world-class spa, fitness center, traditional lobby lounge and upscale New York bar. It is also the new home of a museum-quality collection of paintings by American modernist Samuel Halpert (1888-1930). .

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apr-19- & apr-20-68, original m.o.i., 2 shows each

feb-21- & feb-22-69, original m.o.i., 2 shows each

jun-13- & jun-14-69, original m.o.i., 2 shows each

may-08- & may-09-70, zappa/m.o.i. reunion tour, 2 shows each

may-11-70, zappa/m.o.i. reunion tour, 2 shows each

nov-13- & nov-14-70, zappa/mothers, 2 shows each

jun-05- & jun-06-71, mothers, 2 shows each
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polydigm wrote:
Good on you Fritz, you're a real diamond. I love the name of the thread.
Too much honour for me, poly. Diamonds are made forever, but the forum and I are highly transistory. The thread's name is derived from your former proposal to make a Coffee Table Book. So the credits belongs to you.

You're too humble. Sorry to state the obvious, but you are collecting these at home as well aren't you, just in case?

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Hey Fritz and Slime, I found the old thread by following the "View previous topic" links. It looks like it's all still there, even Johny Franklin too.

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Maybe we can save some stuff from there, I'm off to get my Apollo Stadium from 1976.

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At last!! I found a picture of this place, and a major exercise it was. Zappa was there on 4 Jul 1973 and on 24 Jan 1976. This is a picture of the Apollo Stadium in Adelaide South Australia in all its splendour circa 1970. Look at the cars!! This scene is reminiscent of the Thunderbirds.

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Hey Fritz and Slime, I found the old thread by following the "View previous topic" links. It looks like it's all still there, even Johny Franklin too.


Not all, my posts are deleted and a few others, too. Image

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Good on you Fritz, you're a real diamond. I love the name of the thread.
Too much honour for me, poly. Diamonds are made forever, but the forum and I are highly transistory. The thread's name is derived from your former proposal to make a Coffee Table Book. So the credits belongs to you.

You're too humble. Sorry to state the obvious, but you are collecting these at home as well aren't you, just in case?


I don't collect them, but I use pics from venues, concerts, tickets etc. to create cd covers for the FZ shows I burn sometimes.

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Auditorium Theater, Chicago

05-16-1973
05-11-1974 Mother's Day
11-29-1975
30-11-1975
03-03-1988
03-04-1988

Opened in 1889 by famous architects Louis Sullivan and Dankmar Adler, the Auditorium's architectural ingenuity, perfect acoustics, technical versatility and sightlines became internationally revered. The Auditorium building was the first multi-purpose building incorporating a hotel, offices and retail spaces along with the theatre, and one of the first public buildings to use newly developed modern technologies of its time: electric lighting and air-conditioning. There are hundreds of Sullivan’s intricate stencil patterns, ornate gilded and bas-relief designs and endless floor and wall mosaics. Radiant 24-karat gold-leafed ceiling arches and exquisite murals adorn the house of the theatre. Frank Lloyd Wright, who received much inspiration working his first job as a draftsman on the project said the Auditorium is, "The greatest room for music and opera in the world-bar none."Image
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Bismarck Theater, Chicago
11-23-1984

During the late 1950s, the Palace was fitted with special equipment to show films in Cinerama. During the mid-1970s, the management of the Bismarck Hotel transformed the auditorium into a banquet hall by removing the seats on the orchestra level and bringing the floor flush with the stage. In 1984, the theatre, now renamed the Bismarck Theatre, was converted into a rock venue. Sporadically used during the 1990s, the venue was completely restored and renovated during 1999, and renamed the Cadillac Palace.

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Hey Fritz and Slime, I found the old thread by following the "View previous topic" links. It looks like it's all still there, even Johny Franklin too.

Not all, my posts are deleted and a few others, too.

I got too excited too quickly. I hadn't got around to having a close look. I knew your user account got lost in the transistion and I should have been able to put 2 and 2 together without looking, that your posts wouldn't be there. That's a shame. It's good to see that you're just getting on with the show.

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Hey Fritz and Slime, I found the old thread ...

...Maybe we can save some stuff from there...

nice find poly-d, may as well let it r.i.p. if fritz's stuff is gone, probably why the blank pages...had to clean up my posts for the record

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1931 creative financing built maple leaf gardens during the depths of the great depression in an astonishing five months at a cost of c$1.5 million
1932 maple leafs won their first of 11 stanley cups establishing one of the nhl's most illustrious franchises (a sport with a puck)
1999 maple leaf gardens [capacity: 15,847] is up for sale, could soon become anything from condos to a shopping mall

nondescript in appearance, mlg is the last remaining building used from the days of the original 6 nhl teams & has changed little since it was built in 1931; at one point, owner h.ballard eliminated a large portrait of queen elizabeth ii [she doesn't buy tickets, does she?] and refused to let the russians play in his arena in the late 80's [no ruskies]...

zappa there 7 times total

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Rosengarten Mozartsaal, Mannheim
5-25-1988

Concert hall and congress complex, built 1899-1903 by Bruno Schmitz in a neo-baroque variety of Jugendstil, chosen as a reference to Mannheim's cultural heyday under Kurfürst Carl Theodor. Originally, the complex comprised two buildings: The "Festhalle" at the north side of the Friedrichsplatz (containing the "Musensaal" hall, also used as "Neues Theater" by the Nationaltheater Mannheim ensemble, up to 1390 seats) and the "Nibelungensaal" (located behind the "Festhalle") with 3600 seats, the biggest concert hall in Germany at the time of its opening in 1903. Destroyed by bombs on 24 Sep 1943.

Subsequently "Festhalle" exterior rebuilt to the original plans with a mondernized interior. 1972-1974 addition of a new concert hall ("Mozartsaal", 2300 seats) by Karl and Wilhelm Schmucker on the former site of the "Nibelungensaal".

The complex is currently used as a congress centre, for classical and popular concerts, and for touring opera, operetta and musical performances.


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12-2-1972

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Located on Gillham Plaza at 31st, the El Torreon opened December 15, 1927. Victor Recording artists, the Coon-Sanders Night Hawks returned to Kansas City from Chicago to headline the gala event.
The El Torreon sported a Spanish Mission motif with floating clouds and glittering stars on the ceiling accentuating the exotic atmosphere of a Spanish courtyard. A "crystal ball" with 100,000 mirrors illuminated a dance floor that could accommodate 2,000 dancers
In 1936, the El Torreon was converted to the Avalon Supper Club. During the 1960s it served as a roller rink, reclaiming the name El Torreon. During the early 1970s the El Torreon became Cowtown Ballroom, a rock and roll palace which featured the likes of the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, Van Morrison, Hot Tuna and John Mayall. The building still stands as a testament to the glory days of ballrooms.

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