Mavis Staples Discusses New Album As A Vehicle For Change“There’s just so much division. This is the only way that I know to let the world know how I feel is through my songs.”
Bob Dylan To Play First Concert At New Chicago ArenaMavis Staples will be opening for Dylan.
8 Songs for the Charlottesville White SupremacistsCaution: Nickelback.
Listen To Mavis Staples & Arcade Fire Cover "Slippery People" From Her 75th Birthday CelebrationMavis Staples was honored at the Auditorium Theatre back in 2014 for an all-star 75th birthday celebration.
Watch Mavis Staples, Arcade Fire, Gregg Allman, Bonnie Raitt, Jeff Tweedy, And More Perform "The Weight"Back in 2014, an all-star lineup of musicians got together to celebrate the life and legacy of Mavis Staples at Chicago's Auditorium Theatre.
Has Rock Music Reflected Political Climate Over Time? [Watch]Sometimes we just want to spin 'til we’re dizzy. Sometimes we need to shout from the rooftops.
Because America: Today's PlaylistIn 25 years on the morning show, I have never received more commentary on a selection of songs as I have today.
Arcade Fire Return With New Song "I Give You Power" Ft. Mavis Staples [Listen]The long-awaited return to 'Reflektor' is here.
Being Resolute in the New Year [Listen]Well, looks like it's rolling around to the end of another calendar year, and as such, that it's time to take stock of the past year and look ahead at the new calendar as a chance to make a new beginning, or at the least, inroads to that end.
Diary of an Overnight DJ: It's Christmastime at XRTThere are so many cool traditions we have at XRT, and I bask in them like a golden retriever in a snow mound.
The Local Artist Hall Of Fame [Vote in the XRT Listener Poll!]Our current music scene wouldn't be as cool as it is right now without these legendary figures laying the ground work.
10 Musicians Born and Bred In (Or Near) ChicagoWhile a several artists identify with the city of Chicago and call it home or were at one point raised on the city’s outskirts, fewer artists were both born and bred in this city of ours.

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