The console radio was deeply interwoven into the fabric of American life during the dark days of World War II. It was the sole source of news from the front and the music of big band broadcasts turned living rooms into make-believe ballrooms. Honoring America’s greatest generation, Radio Days recreates a poignant time capsule of American life during the war years. Combining musical selections with celebrity "appearances" from big band leader Kay Kyser ("Roodlee Doo"), Betty Grable ("It’s Been a Long, Long Time"), and the diva of the tutti-frutti hat, Carmen Miranda ("Tico, Tico"), Five by Design has meticulously crafted a musical retrospective of radio’s golden age. So climb aboard the "Chattanooga Choo-Choo" as the NSO Pops takes its audiences on a glorious ride over the airwaves. Part of the Kennedy Center festival A New America: The 1940s and the Arts.
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