And if you wondered what the tribute looked like before the original script became Lin's Bin, here it is. Yes, the beginnings of Frank E. Lee's radio career were as volatile as the volcanic early days of our planet. Strangely the one place he hated to be was on stage. But today the stage is lit and Frank gets to take a bow.
On Friday, the Chicago Cubs, Cubs fans, baseball fans, fans of good people, the city of Chicago, and the world, lost a person who exemplified greatness in all things both on and off the field, Ernie Banks. He was a mold-breaking trailblazer who was the first African-American to don a Cubs uniform. He was a Gold Glove shortstop who could hit. Boy, could he hit.
A stuffed green owl. It was the first toy I spied when I entered The Rivieria for the XRT Holiday Concert for The Kids. Mary Dixon, Emma Mac, and I were collecting toys and books for the kids at Advocate Lutheran General Hospital. But my night had an additional purpose.
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It's been a long time coming, but as Lin Brehmer just announced, U2 will be returning to Chicago for not one, but two shows!. U2 will be performing at the United Center on June 24 and the following night June 25 as part of the iNNOCENCE + eXPERIENCE Tour. It will mark the first time they've performed in Chicago since a stop at Soldier Field in 2011 for the 360 tour. Playing indoor arenas throughout North America for the first time in decades, tickets will go on sale beginning next Monday, December 8 at 10AM via Live Nation.
When my son was a toddler, he wanted to be a drummer. Now I've got nothing against drummers, but my years in the music business taught me something. Drummers always get the shaft. They blow up in bizarre gardening accidents.
"Hold still," she scolded. Mary Dixon was doing what she does second best. Face painting. The XRT Morning Show had yielded to her grand scheme to tie our Halloween to The Museum of Contemporary Art's exhibit, David Bowie Is.
In 1963, I was a pirate. In 1964, I dressed up as matinee horror idol Barry Goldwater. Ya know, my Halloween costumes as a kid aren't nearly as interesting as my Halloween costumes as a young adult. And let's not even mention the night in college when I fell asleep in the bushes outside the Old Stone Jug while dressed as the messenger of the gods, Mercury.
It's finally Friday, let's take a look back at some of the things that we touched upon on the WXRT Morning Show with Lin Brehmer and Mary Dixon:. Kyle Long admitted he was wrong to lash out against fans at Soldier Field during the Bears loss to the Dolphins. He confronted his statement head-on and faced the situation that was brewing in the aftermath of the upset that left the Bears winless at home so far this season. Lin was lucky enough to see the Foo Fighters celebrate the beginning of their HBO series Sonic Highways, whose inaugural episode was set in Chicago, with a concert at the tiny Cubby Bear a week ago.
"The weirdest moment of my life," said Dave Grohl a couple times. The harmonic convergence of a new album recorded in the town where a show by Naked Raygun at The Cubby Bear re-wired his future. Grohl was now playing the same club with his band Foo Fighters. Use any metaphor you want.