SPIRIT OF INDEPENDENCE: Ben Kamsma has been at Paradiso since 1992. (Courtesy Paradiso)
Talking with Ben Kamsma, booker/promoter at a venue that does it all
Paradiso opened its doors at a former church March 30, 1968, as Cosmic Relaxation Center Paradiso, with the goal of offering an open place for creative talent.
In the more than 50 years that followed, it has become a pop venue, a club and a cultural center in one. Its main auditorium holds 1,500 and the upstairs room has a capacity of 2...