Located near the Alamodome on the east edge of downtown, the Carver theater was built by the city's African-American community in 1929, and hosted the likes of Ella Fitzgerald, Charlie "Bird" Parker, and Dizzy Gillespie over the years. It continues to serve the community while providing a widely popular venue for an international array of performers in a variety of genres, including drama, music, and dance. In 2004, the center completed a major renovation, so performances that had been held elsewhere returned for the 2005 season to a newly spiffy -- and structurally sound -- venue.