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Ga. Tech Creates Soundtrack For Atlanta's Solar Eclipse

Aug 18, 2017
The moon will block about 98 percent of the sun in Atlanta.
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Atlanta will have its own soundtrack for the eclipse.

Composers from Georgia Tech created the soundtrack timing the music to be in sync with the eclipse.

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It's kind of a dark, heavy piece with pitch changes to convey what's happening. For example, high pitches represent the moon and lower pitches the sun.

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It is an eclectic weekend in the A, with indie rock, hip-hop, classic country and old-school funk and R&B taking to the city's stages.

Contributor Mara Davis joins host emeritus Steve Goss for a look ahead with "Mara's Music Mix."

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The Great American Songbook is a bit of a misnomer, considering it is not a real book. And yet, the contents of that songbook formed the basis of American popular song for much of the 20th century. 

Flying Carpet Theatre Director Adam Koplan returned to "City Lights" to help further demystify the invisible — and fluid — volume of music.

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Carter Sutherland sings Miley Cyrus’ saccharine 2009 hit "The Climb" as he hefts a rolled-up handicap ramp through the front door of the Mammal Gallery in Atlanta’s South Downtown neighborhood. It’s a little unwieldy, but for a person living with a disability, it could mean being able to get into a venue to see their favorite band.

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Jeremy Cowart

Emily Saliers is best known as one-half of The Indigo Girls – and while the Atlanta folk pop duo is still going strong, she’s finally done something she’s been meaning to do for a long time: Saliers' first solo record, “Murmuration Nation,” is out today.

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