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Beatles guitarist and singer George Harrison performing during a live concert.  (Photo by Fox Photos/Getty Images)

State To Mark Golden Anniversary Of Beatle George Harrison’s Downstate Tour

Fifty years ago this month, Beatle George Harrison took a break from European stardom to go someplace where no one knew him — southern Illinois.

WBBM Newsradio–09/20/2013

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Guide To Lollapalooza 2013

Lollapalooza isn’t just something you can ignore (even if you wanted to). With an eclectic mix of bands, big and small, Lollapalooza brings us back year after year. The Cure, Mumford and Sons, Wavves, Matt and Kim and a bunch of bands we’re not cool enough to have ever heard of all make Lollapalooza worthwhile.

08/01/2013

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Pitchfork Music Festival Headliners Announced

An annual music festival held here in Chicago, Pitchfork Music Festival will take place July 19-21 in Union Park. While most bands haven’t been confirmed–the festival usually has over 40 artists–Pitchfork announced three headliners today: R. Kelly, Björk, and Belle and Sebastian….

02/01/2013

Santa drinking beer.  (Photo by Darren Hauck/Getty Images)

Bernstein: Don’t Be This Guy

Presented here to help you do that is a field guide based on my observations of every holiday party I have attended since 1995. These are some ideas for what not to be.

CBS Chicago–12/19/2012

Sufjan Stevens performs on his banjo during his concert on October 9, 2006 at the Wiltern Theater in Los Angeles, California.  (Credit: Karl Walter/Getty Images)

Cure For Boredom: December’s Events

Here are my top five events for December. Go to them. That’s the point of this article.

12/05/2012

Wild Flag (credit: Frazer Harrison/Getty Images for Coachella)

Guide To Pitchfork Music Festival

Having been running music festivals since 2005 (R.I.P. Intonation Festival!), Pitchfork is a saavy crew of promoters at this point. No longer the minor league for Lolla, the fests now regularly trade headliners (Hot Chip and Feist have both played Lolla previously; Vampire Weekend are pulling off the rare Pitchfork-Lolla-Pitchfork appearance) and the audience might be less 20-something face-painted scenesters and more 30-year-olds with blankets. But audience-schmaudience! Let’s talk about the entertainment.

07/10/2012

'Birthday Boy' plays this Friday at the Prop Thtr (credit: Jeff Bivens)

Cure For Boredom: June’s Best Events

A list of some of the best events for June. Don’t forget to wear pants when you go to these. You don’t want to get arrested for indecent exposure.

06/05/2012

See more Pitchfork photos at: http://wxrt.radio.com/shows/pitchfork-music-festival/

Pitchfork Releases This Year’s Festival Lineup

It may still be February, but summer is closer than you might realize. In fact, Pitchfork is set to release the list of performers for its annual music festival this July.

CBS Chicago–02/28/2012

U.S. Rep. Mike Quigley (D-Ill.)

Quigley Honors 93XRT, Lin Brehmer On House Floor

U.S. Rep. Mike Quigley (D-Ill.) read a speech on the House floor Tuesday, honoring 93XRT for its upcoming 40th anniversary, and Lin Brehmer for 20 years on the air at the station.

CBS Chicago–01/24/2012

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Cure For Boredom: Great Events For December

2011 won’t suck though. I’m determined to find things to do, ways to get out of the house; no more being a hermit! In case you want to get on board with this new trend of socializing, here’s a list of worthwhile Chicago events. You’re welcome.

12/02/2011

Blitzen Trapper

Top Shows To See Before Thanksgiving

Lin Brehmer at WXRT, shares his picks for the top shows to see before Thanksgiving!

10/26/2011

Lollapalooza

Lollapalooza Daily Schedule Released

The Lollapalooza daily schedules have just been announced. We have a printable version available.

06/07/2011

Mayor-elect Rahm Emanuel  stopped by the XRT studios to talk with Lin Brehmer and Mary Dixon for Chicago Day (Credit: Nate Azark/CBS Local)

Emanuel Talks Inaugural Plans On WXRT

Chicago will have its first new mayor in 22 years, when Richard M. Daley steps down and Rahm Emanuel is inaugurated on Monday. The mayor-elect blew in a call to the WXRT Morning Show about […]

05/12/2011

Lollapalooza. (CBS)

Lollapalooza 2011 Lineup Released

The official lineup for Lollapalooza 2011 on Aug. 5-7 in Grant Park has been released. Check it out!

04/26/2011

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What Does It Take To Dye The Chicago River Green?

It’s been a time-honored tradition for almost 50 years: Dying the Chicago River green for the annual St. Patrick’s Day parade.

03/11/2011

Mayor-elect Rahm Emanuel  stopped by the XRT studios to talk with Lin Brehmer and Mary Dixon for Chicago Day (Credit: Nate Azark/CBS Local)

Rahm Emanuel Joins WXRT To Celebrate ‘Chicago Day’

Mayor-elect Rahm Emanuel is helping CBS radio station WXRT (FM-93.1) celebrate “Chicago Day”–a full day of programming dedicated to the city we love.

03/02/2011

John Lennon

Chicago Remembers Lennon, 30 Years Later

WXRT-93.1 FM radio will air a two-hour special on John Lennon’s final interview Wednesday night, in commemoration of the 30th anniversary of his assassination.

CBS Chicago–12/08/2010