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Hump Day Unusual Moment: Dillard Hartford Dillard “Two Hits & the Joint Turned Brown”

Maybe you’ve started worrying about your orbital frontal cortex. This morning, Mary Dixon reported that pot smoking can shrink a section of your brain. Here’s the good news: if you’re stoned, you probably didn’t realize […]

11/12/2014

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The Coffee Companion’s Playlist

Whether you are going back to school, heading off to work, or just flat-out have to get up for something you don’t want to, everyone can use a pick-me-up in the morning. Many rely on […]

08/18/2014

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How Our Favorite Singers’ Vocal Ranges Compare

The website Concert Hotels dot com has compiled a list of pop, rock, country and R&B singers and measured their recorded vocal ranges. The site lists the songs for which both male and female singers […]

05/27/2014

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Bob Marley’s ‘Legend’ Turns 30: Deluxe Edition Coming This July

This month 33 years ago, Bob Marley passed away at the age of 36 of cancer. Three years later, Legend, a posthumous compilation of some of the Rastaman’s biggest hits.

05/08/2014

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Hear A Vintage Marley Sunday Night Concert

One of the perks of having been “Chicago’s Finest Rock” all these years is the accumulation of incredible treasures we are fortunate to have in our archives. This weekend we will share another piece of […]

04/11/2014

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25 Of The Best Music Movies Currently Streaming On Netflix

Looking to keep warm indoors this weekend? For those who have a subscription to Netflix Instant Streaming, you might be surprised at how many good movies about music are currently available. Most of them are documentaries, but it’s easy to pass the time when you have interesting musical stories that haven’t been told yet. With new releases all the time, there are good films that you probably haven’t even heard of. Get the popcorn ready, because we’re looking at 25 of the best movies about music on Netflix.

WXRT–02/08/2014

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Free Bob Marley Wallpaper For This Week’s Friday Feature

While we endure the chill of Chicago in January, let’s squeeze some of summer’s considerable pleasures into our weekend plans — and what better music to accompany our pursuit of sheer pleasure than reggae’s first […]

01/16/2014

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The Marleys Friday Feature

Forget the cold and feel the groove all day, thanks to Bob, Rita, Ziggy and the rest, starting with the XRT Morning Show.

01/15/2014

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Vampire Weekend, Beck, Fiona Apple, on Starbucks Covers Compilation

You won’t be seeing this compilation on the rack next to the breath mints and Madeleine cookies for a few months now, but when you do see it at the front of Starbucks, it’ll be pretty enticing.

12/13/2013

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The Road To Reed: Following A Trail Of Musical Influence

Over the last few days, copious amounts of Lou Reed and Velvet Underground have been emitted over airwaves, seeped through earbuds, and blasted through the speakers hitched to turntables. I would be lying if I said […]

WXRT–10/31/2013

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