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January 10, 2017

WXPN honors anniversary of David Bowie's death by playing his music all day

Grieving is never easy, but WXPN 88.5 is making the first anniversary of David Bowie's death a little bit easier.

The member-supported, public radio station is playing everything Bowie, including "hits, deep cuts, live tracks and more" from 7 a.m. until 8 p.m. Tuesday, according to the station's music blog, "The Key."

Even the station's children's program, "Kids Corner," will be paying homage. "Kids Corner" will play songs from "Let All the Children Boogie: A Tribute to David Bowie," an album that features interpretations of the star's music and benefits the It Gets Better project, which aims to help LGBTQ youth. 

You can live-stream the station here

The city is also celebrating Bowie's life with its "Philly Loves Bowie" weeklong celebration, which continues until Saturday. Bars, venues and organizations – including Johnny Brenda's and The Free Library of Philadelphia – will be holding events to pay homage to the artist. 

Bowie died last year after an 18-month battle with cancer.

When the week's over, try not to be too sad. Philadelphians will always to be able to say they're from a city where "David Live" and "Young Americans" were recorded.

Watch him play the title track live on "The Dick Cavett Show" in 1974 below.