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Just Announced: XRT Show I’ll Take You There, Celebrating 75 Years Of Mavis Staples

Mavis Staples’ legacy stretches far beyond the scope of soul music. She is an icon amongst American musicians and is one of the most influential singers of our time that Chicago is proud to call their own.


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The Price Of Secession

The Scotts have voted to stay in the UK by a wide margin. Certainly they will be welcomed back by their geographical partners, but will there be a price to pay for their failed rebellion? […]


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Bono Opens Up About ‘Songs Of Innocence’ New U2 Album And The Apple Connection With XRT’s Marty Lennartz

U2 fans got a pleasant surprise on Tuesday when the band unexpectedly released a new album for free on iTunes.


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Scottish Independence: Worst Case Scenarios

Tom Marker once interviewed the Scottish band Texas and asked them what question they were asked most here in the United States. They responded: “What did you say?” It was a reference to their thick […]


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David Bowie Day In Chicago!

In conjunction with the opening of the David Bowie Is exhibition at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Mayor Rahm Emanuel has proclaimed September 23, 2014 to be David Bowie Day In Chicago.



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