The Colorado Springs' City Auditorium joins many programs and facilities throughout the city facing cuts and possible closure due to a significant budget shortfall. This weekend, the first of several benefit concerts seeking to raise money to help save the auditorium takes place. KRCC is a sponsor. But inside the building sits a relic from another time...a Wurlitzer Theater organ, and a local treasure for many. KRCC's Michelle Mercer visited the auditorium for a rare demonstration of the Mighty Wurlitzer from some area musicians...one seasoned on the organ, another, a novice.
Hear Tom O'Boyle play Stephen Foster's "Beautiful Dreamer" on the Wurlitzer organ:
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