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The Beatles in 1964 (Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

Breakfast With The Beatles: August 31, 2014

All you need is love… and Chicago’s longest running and most popular Beatles show! Terri Hemmert, named “Chicago’s #1 Beatles Fan and foremost authority on the Fab Four.” This Sunday’s playlist is posted below: Breakfast […]


Kermit Ruffins

Get on the Scene: 10 Albums to Prepare for Chicago Jazz Fest 2014 [Playlist]

Let’s face it, there’s a ton of history here in Chicago. Many streets and buildings seem to have their own story and “claim to fame”. But, there is still a huge piece of Chicago’s past that continues to progress and make history to this day—jazz. For decades, Chicago has been home to some of the greatest jazz musicians, going back as early as King Oliver and Louis Armstrong in the 1920s.



Did You Hear What Was Played On Blues Breakers Last Night?

Blues from John Lee Hooker from way back and new blues from Dave and Phil Alvin Robert Cray and Toronzo Cannon. Oh yeah, and more! Tom Marker’s Blues Breakers for August 25, 2014 John Lee […]


(Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Music To Move In By — Frank E. Lee’s House Hunters Soundtrack

I hopefully make my debut on the next episode of House Hunters, the popular show on HGTV, August 27 — 9pm. (Check local listings.) My daughter Kara and her husband Kevin are the real stars of the show as they try to find a place to call their own right here in Chicago.


King Tuff (Photo by Katie Stratton/Getty Images)

The Big Beat: August 25, 2014 [Playlist]

The Big Beat is Chicago Radio’s premiere program for modern sounds from artists both domestic and abroad. It’s the kind of music that flies just under the radar of the mainstream. Hosted by XRT’s Marty […]



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