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Mavis Staples (Ben Houdijk / Flickr)

We revisit a 2014  “Chicago Tonight” interview with Greg Kot, author of the book “I’ll Take You There: Mavis Staples, The Staple Singers, and the March Up Freedom’s Highway.” 

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Chicago Tribune rock critic Greg Kot and his co-author Keith Miniscalco discuss their book “Survival Guide for Coaching Youth Basketball.”

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Chicago music fans have a lot to look forward to this summer with the Grateful Dead and Lollapalooza making headlines here. But Humboldt Park neighbors rejected the return of Riot Fest. Rock critics Greg Kot and Jim DeRogatis join us to talk about the headliners and the headlines.

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A new book details the life of one of the most enduring artists in popular music: Mavis Staples.

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This past weekend, 300,000 people turned out for the biggest Lollapalooza yet. For its ninth year, 130 bands played on eight stages in three days. The festival brought in more than $4 million in revenue for the city. Chicago Tribune music critic Greg Kot joins us to discuss some of the festival's highlights. Read an interview and view a slideshow.

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Chicago is getting some big names in the music industry coming to perform this summer. Who is worth the money, and which shows are must-sees? Chicago Tribune music critic Greg Kot has the scoop.

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Northerly Island is getting a facelift. Plans are in place to develop the Charter One Pavilion to hold larger concerts during the summer. We look at the proposed changes and what big names you can expect this summer.