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Famous and Infamous People, Leaders & Luminaries in Colorado Arts, Culture & Folklore
- Susan Saint James
Television detective Susan Saint James has had a strong connection to Boulder's Celestial Seasonings herbal tea company for decades. She has appeared in many of it's TV ads and was an active booster for The once-upon-a-time Red Zinger Bicycle Classic, a large regional sporting exhibition for many years and the brainchild of company president Mo Siegel. Saint James has lived in Aspen. Likewise has Mo, who appears to be a personal friend of the actress. There might also be a Connecticut connection if I recall correctly. Mo's first wife Peggy is from Connecticut.
- Arnold Schwarzenegger
Arnold at Tattered Cover book signing, 1993,
photo by Vincent Vin
America's buffed film icon from Austria has taken up multiple real estate interests in prime parts of Denver's Lodo zone where he has been spotted repeatedly. But most of Arnold's plans may have fallen through. The Denver Post reported (95Au17) that Arnold's team had assigned an architect to design his proposed Planet Hollywood restaurant and complex near Coors ballpark. The planned development was reportedly 350,000 square feet and was likely to include movie theaters and retail outlets. You can tell the Terminator likes his oats. Wild Oats (the natural foods chain) was mentioned as a prospective tenant to offer gourmet food. But as of 1997 around September there were media reports that Schwarzenegger's Planet Hollywood plan was up against some sort of roadblock.
Contact: For info on the Planet Hollywood complex and any other local Schwarzenegger holdings contact his property manager, Grand American, Inc., 1744 Platte St., Denver, CO 80202;
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Try: Grand American Services, 1821 Blake St., Denver; ph: (303) 297-8090 (Might be same firm). If that doesn't work, search for Planet Hollywood web site
- Danny Seraphine
born: 1948 August 28
Daniel Seraphine was drummer for famed American band Chicago for 25 years. The successful group was best known among American jazz oriented rock bands a few years after its inception in 1967. Some of its more memorable hits still ring in the head of this experienced CAN editor including Does Anybody Really Know What Time It Is? (1970), Color My World (1971), Saturday In the Park (1972), Just You and Me (1973), and Take Me Back to Chicago (1978). More recently Danny has been drumming for the local band Lyric and serves as its manager.
(303) 674-1224 (Lyric)
Interesting side note: My source indicates Chicago was managed by James William Guercio who was a former schoolmate of Chicago members and left the band in 1977 to become a major record producer. I would assume this is one and the same as the well known James Guercio who operated an out-of-the-way recording studio called Caribou Ranch in Caribou, Colorado (Boulder County near Nederland) in the 1970s. The Ranch was reportedly the scene of some major jam sessions involving the likes of George Harrison of Beatles fame.
ref: Rock On (vol.2) by Norm N. Nite, Harper & Row (about Chicago) and other sources.
CAN welcomes more info from or directly about Danny and his drumming history.
CAN has been put on alert about missing an entry for Sinbad. Actually Rome was not built in a day. The man is reportedly a noted comic from Cowtown whose act I seem to recall. Hope to have details soon.
- The Smothers Brothers
The Satire Lounge was the starting point for two very famous comedy careers, those of Tommy and Dick Smothers, better known as The Smothers Brothers who hit their peak in the late 60s. The Smothers Brothers were spotted clowning around somewhat hilariously in the bar and around the billiards table when a talent manager suggested they make it a career. Equally significant, the brothers lived in the only apartment above the Satire, which is now occupied by Joe who has been a Satire employee for some twenty years.
- Jill Sobule
photo by Vincent Vin
Darling of local pop music Jill Sobule made a hit single called "I Kissed a Girl" which brought her national acclaim, at least for awhile. All in all, Jill does a really good pop performance with a folksy edge. Her material and personality are bouyant and suitable for just about any audience.
In 1995 Jill was seen dangling in the arms of playful supermodel Fabio when they met by chance. Jill was later heard to be in L.A. and more recently living in New York City. I seem to recall that Jill was performing locally at least as far back as 1983 when I suspect that I first caught her act at the Merc. Jill reportedly did much of her local performing at Garbos, a piano bar on 9th Ave.
- Stephen Stills
Stills, from the famed group Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young, reportedly lived in Rollinsville not far from where this editor once saw him out driving around on the Peak to Peak Highway somewhere near Ward and Allenspark in Boulder County around the year 1971 or 1974.
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