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Cinco De Mayo Music

More of an American holiday than a Mexican one, we celebrate nonetheless wherever we are. (It’s always the 5th of May somewhere, after all.) Here are some tracks that added an indelible south of the […]

WXRT–05/05/2014

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Hangin’ with the Official St. Paddy’s Day Band [Listen]

The Shannon Rovers Irish Pipe Band stopped by the studio this morning to serenade Lin Brehmer and Mary Dixon on the WXRT Morning Show. They’re the city of Chicago’s official St. Patrick’s Day band and […]

03/14/2014

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The Soundtrack for Single Awareness Realization [Happy Valentine’s Day]

Valentine’s Day is a wonderful reminder for everyone to look around the room and take note of who’s single. Oops, I mean, it’s a great day to share with your one and only. That’s it. Anyway, a “Love Song” playlist is too easy, so let’s piece some songs together for the single people in Chicago.

02/13/2014

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Land Of Lincoln [Playlist]

A big week for semi-holidays (the ones where you still have to go to work) with Valentines Day and Presidential celebrations all clumped up for our attention.

Today, however, it’s the birthday (actual) of Abraham Lincoln, a man who spent some quality time here in Illinois before moving on to Washington D.C. and never looking (or coming) back.

WXRT–02/12/2014

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Valentines Day. Tender Songs She Hasn’t Heard

These are lights down low with candles lit, fireplace roaring, tales of tenderness and heartache. What I like about this playlist is how it will engage her curiosity and her longing. James Yuill-This Sweet Love. […]

02/12/2014

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New Year’s Resolutions: 2014

We do have jetpacks now, but they’re still not even close to being practical. We also have 3D printers which can produce blocky guns and even some vital organs. (I’ll get excited when a working […]

WXRT–12/30/2013

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Jazz Transfusion Playlist Dec, 22,2013 Seasonal Sounds Pt.2

song-artist Christmas Medley-Maynard Ferguson Feliz Navidad-New York Latin Jazz All Stars Jingles, The Christmas Cat-Freddie Cole Chipmunk Christmas-John Scofield Five Pound Box Of Money-Pearl Bailey Santa Claus Is Coming To Town-Duke Pearson Christmas Time Is […]

WXRT–12/29/2013

Iggy Pop: Wear no shirt, tight pants, and a long blonde wig. Subtle eyeliner and obscene gestures are a plus.  (Photo by Simone Joyner/Getty Images)

Merry Christmas From Iggy Pop

Just what exactly is going here in this Christmas greeting from Iggy Pop?  I don’t think there’s really an answer to that question.  If someone were to describe this short clip as “Lynchian,” they wouldn’t […]

WXRT–12/24/2013

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Pee-wee’s Playhouse ‘Special’ Christmas Special [Watch]

Was this on anybody’s Christmas list? Pee-wee just announced out of nowhere that his 1988 “Pee-wee’s Playhouse Christmas Special” is now free to to stream thru mid-January. With guests from Oprah Winfrey to K.D. Lang […]

12/24/2013

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