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How will NORAD's closing affect Denver's dance scene?

NORAD Dance Bar, which grew to become a fixture in the underground electronic-music community over the past two years, is closing at the end of May. The building that houses the club is coming under new ownership, and NORAD doesn't figure into the new owner's plans. The displacement will have a wide impact on the area's dance scene, with residencies and talent buyers looking for new homes. This week's Backbeat feature looks at the future of Denver's dance scene in the wake of NORAD's closure.
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Britt Chester is a writer and video producer living in Denver, Colorado. He's covered breaking news, music, arts and cannabis for Westword since 2010. His work has appeared in GQ Magazine, Village Voice, YES! Weekly, Inman News and the Winston-Salem Journal. He likes running, cycling, and interviewing people.
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