Theater ceiling collapses after Kershaw concert |

Theater ceiling collapses after Kershaw concert

DENVER – No injuries were reported when a 20- by 15- foot portion of the Oriental Theater ceiling collapsed onto the stage moments after Cajun music fiddle player Doug Kershaw and his band finished playing a concert.

The Denver Post reports ( ) Kershaw and his band had left stage and the audience was headed toward exits late Friday when the collapse happened.

Theater booker Scott LaBarbera says about 3-inches of plaster and pieces of drywall fell onto the stage.

LaBarbera says the 75-year-old Kershaw took the scare in stride.

The former movie theater that has been converted into a concert venue was built in the 1920s. The theater is part of a $2.9 million city revitalization of the northwest Denver business district where it is located.

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