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The Tragically Hip's Gord Downie Diagnosed With Terminal Brain CancerHe was diagnosed this past December
More Gunfire In Chicago Last Night/This Year - News With Mary DixonThe Trib counts nearly 1,400 shootings in 2016 ... A Baltimore police officer is acquitted in the Freddie Gray case ... President Obama talks human rights in Vietnam ... the TSA Security chief is out ... the Cubs and White Sox lost their night games.
THE BIG BEAT: May 23, 2016 [Listen]Lots of new music. Just for you. Let someone else do the sifting and endless hours of research! Just pop in here once a week and collect the goods...
Len & Lin: Cubs Hot Start Provides Cushion for 4-7 Slide [Listen]"When you start 25-6, you pad your record a little bit & you're allowed to go through a little bit of a slump."
Otis Rush: Featured On Blues Breakers Tonight, Tribute At Chicago Blues FestivalTonight Otis Rush will be our Artist of the Week on Blues Breakers. On Sunday, June 10, the Chicago Blues Festival pays tribute to Otis with an all-star cast.
Holy Smokes This Is One Large PizzaOver 100 chefs in Naples worked together to set a new world record on the longest pizza.

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A Chicago Record Store Is Giving Away Their Entire Collection For FreeChicago book and record store Shake Rattle & Read will be permanently closing their doors this Saturday.
"I Look At Rock Music As Kind Of A Dead Form" Flea On The Current State Of Rock Music“I just remember being so excited that we were playing with [Pearl Jam] and with Smashing Pumpkins, because it was just an exciting time for rock music.
What's Coming To Netflix This JuneSummer is finally here! Why not celebrate with a good ol' fashioned Netflix binge?
Florence Welch Gives Concert, Sings Along With Fan In Hospice CareAfter missing out on her show, Florence & The Machine brought the music to her.
Is Morrissey Bailing On Riot Fest?Coming just a few days after the lineup was released.
Local Anesthetic Playlist For Sunday, May 22, 2016 [Playlist & Free Download]Al Scorch talked about his new Bloodshot release, Circle Around the Signs, and gave an in-studio demonstration of banjo playing styles, too.

Music News

The Tragically Hip's Gord Downie Diagnosed With Terminal Brain CancerHe was diagnosed this past December
Jazz Transfusion Playlist May 22,2016
Lady Gaga May Be Collaborating with Tame ImpalaProducer Mark Ronson shared an inside look at Gaga's new album.
Meet Bradley Nowell's Son JakobJakob Nowell is the son of the late Sublime leader Bradley Nowell
Red Hot Chili Peppers' Anthony Kiedis Discusses HospitalizationThe Red Hot Chili Peppers were forced to cancel their performance at KROQ's Weenie Roast earlier this month when Kiedis was hospitalized with intestinal flu.
Dave Matthews Band Commits Proceeds from NC Show to LGBT AdvocacyThe Dave Matthews Band announced that a portion of proceeds from their May 27 concert in Charlotte will benefit five LGBT advocacy groups.

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Florence + The Machine 'How Beautiful' Tour Lawn Party Giveaway Enter for your chance to win a lawn blanket and a four pack of tickets to Florence + The Machine, June 12th at the Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre. Tickets compliments of Live Nation.
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