Rock and Roll Is Here To Stay

Theater: ‘Rock and Roll Man: The Alan Freed Story’
The cast of “Rock and Roll Man” at The Colonial Theatre Photo by Emma K. Rothenberg-Ware

It was the 1950s. America was growing up. Although we were snarled in “The Korean Conflict,” World War II was over. Suburbia was created. The endless rivers of concrete that became the Interstate Highway System rolled — “sea to shining sea.” And, rock and roll was born.

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