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Alice Cooper exhibit opens at Rock & Roll Hall of Fame

Last month, rocker Alice Cooper was in Michigan for the dedication of a street named in his honor, appropriately located by Detroit’s Eloise Psychiatric Hospital. A duplicate of the street sign will be sent to the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland as part of a new exhibit of Alice Cooper memorabilia.

Cooper was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 2011 by Rob Zombie — one of many rock stars clearly influenced by Cooper’s genre of horror film camp and glam heavy metal.

A Detroiter by birth, Alice Cooper moved to Phoenix as a teen. The avid golfer still calls Arizona home, and his contributions to the community can be seen in the Solid Rock Teen Centers that provide access to the arts for at-risk youth in Phoenix and Mesa.

The new Rock & Roll Hall of Fame exhibit displays everything from the original electric chair stage prop to the white top hat he made famous in his "Welcome To My Nightmare" tour. 

To learn about the new exhibit and Cooper’s legacy, The Show spoke with Jason Hanley, vice president of education and visitor engagement with the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame.

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Lauren Gilger, host of KJZZ's The Show, is an award-winning journalist whose work has impacted communities large and small, exposing injustices and giving a voice to the voiceless and marginalized.