COMBO member – The AWESOME Hazel Miller! (Photo by and courtesy of David Barber of Rock on Colorado.com & Possibility Promotion)

Our favorite R&B, Funk, Soul and Motown band – The Hazel Miller Band – featuring the wonderful Hazel Miller – will be performing at the Stargazers Theatre in Colorado Springs on Friday night, August 17th, with a percentage of the profits going to the Ella Mae Bransom Sickle Cell Association for various projects.

What: Benefit for Ella Mae Bransom Sickle Cell Association
Where: Stargazers Theatre, 10 S. Parkside Drive, Colorado Springs, CO 80910 | 1-719-476-2200
When: Friday, Aug 17, 2018
Who: Hazel Miller & friends
Time: Doors – 7:00 | Show at 8:00 p.m.
Cost: VIP Table Seat on Level 1: $20 plus ticketing fee • General Admission on Level 2, 3 or 4: $10 plus ticketing fee

About Ella Mae Bransom Sickle Cell Association
The Ella Mae Bransom Sickle Cell Association, named for the late Ella Mae Gothard-Bransom, provides essential support services to those with Sickle Cell Anaemia, a hereditary blood disorder associated with a number of acute and chronic health problems such as severe infections, attacks of severe pain, stroke, and an increased risk of death. There currently are no medical support services available in Southern Colorado, which means families must travel to Denver to receive treatment and related therapies. This imposes a great deal of stress and expense on these families, many of whom lack the means to properly care for and support loved ones with Sickle Cell.

The volunteers at Ella Mae lend their time and, often, their own expense in supporting our Southern Colorado families, transporting many of them to and from Denver medical services as well as seeing to their needs here at home. This work can only continue with your generous support.

About Stargazers Theatre:
The wonderful and unique dome building, now known as Stargazers Theatre and Event Center, was originally built in 1969 as a United Artist Cinema 150 Cinerama Theater. Designed by the fascinating architect, Vincent G. Rainey, Stargazers is one of the few remaining examples of his work of that time period. Another example of Mr. Raney’s work that still exists is the dome shaped Cinerama Theatre on Hollywood Boulevard in Hollywood, California. The theatre was renovated by the Hooton family in 2008, during the course of which every interior inch was polished, painted, cleaned and improved.

Along with the cosmetic changes, many improvements were made to the infrastructure of the dome as well: new heating and air conditioning, a fire prevention sprinkler system and all new electrical and plumbing systems. The renovation was a lengthy and involved project with the size and the unique dome design proving to make the job a challenge for every trade. “At times it felt like an archeological dig”, says co-owner, Cindy Hooton, “we worked every day to uncover the beauty and the potential that we knew was there.” Since it’s re-opening in February 2009, Stargazers Theatre and Event Center has hosted hundreds of live music concerts, film screenings, a wide variety of other stage performances, corporate business seminars, and trainings. Stargazer’s has also become a favorite spot for community wide events and fundraising events for non-profit organizations and public political events.

Stargazers is committed to showcasing local, regional, and national talent. Co-owner John Hooton states: “There is so much amazing talent right here in the Pikes Peak region, ranging from the emerging artist to world class entertainers. Our goal is to create the opportunity for them to showcase their talents on the Stargazers’ stage.” Along with the performance arts, there is room in the Stargazers foyer to display the talents of the visual artists in the area. In the past several years, hundreds of local artists have had the opportunity to display and sell their work to appreciative Stargazers guests.

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