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Closer Look: Balancing Work And Singing; And More

Jun 23, 2016
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Thursday on "Closer Look with Rose Scott and Jim Burress":

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Two Atlanta singing groups are joining forces for the first time with a concert this weekend: the 35-year-old Atlanta Gay Men’s Chorus (AGMC) and the relatively new Atlanta Women’s Chorus.

They’ll be performing a program of music titled “And Justice For All” on Friday and Saturday. Lois Reitzes sat down with the artistic directors of each choir, Melissa Arasi and Kevin Robison, to talk about the significance of the collaboration and about performing one of Robison's own compositions in the show.

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Looking ahead at some of the weekend's concerts, we have an Australian pop sensation, a pair of soul singers with plenty of history in their voices and much more.

Contributor Mara Davis joins host emeritus Steve Goss for this week's "Mara's Music Mix."

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Each year, the 120 dynamic and talented young artists of the Atlanta Symphony Youth Orchestra energetically tackle masterworks of classical and modern music, all under the baton of director Joseph Young.

The ASYO is preparing to give its Crescendo Concert, which features some ambitious programming rooted in opera.

"City Lights" host Lois Reitzes sat down with Young to talk about the thinking behind programming works by John Adams and Puccini for the youth.

Super 45 | Música Independiente (cropped) /

This weekend and beyond, Atlanta is playing host to singer-songwriters, neo-soul singers, R&B greats and many more.

Contributor Mara Davis joined host emeritus Steve Goss for a look ahead at some of the upcoming concerts around town.