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Mara's Music Mix: August 22-24

Aug 22, 2014
Mara Davis and Steve Goss talk Atlanta music.
Dan Raby / WABE

For nearly two decades, Mara Davis was a well-known voice on Atlanta's FM airwaves, first on Z-93, and then on Dave FM.

Now she joins WABE's Steve Goss each Friday for a preview of weekend music events.

Mara's Music Mix for August 22-24:

Old Crow Medicine Show and Shovels and Rope at Verizon Wireless Ampitheatre; Friday August 22

Mara's Music Mix: August 15-17

Aug 15, 2014
Mara Davis and Steve Goss
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For nearly two decades, Mara Davis was a well-known voice on Atlanta's FM airwaves, first on Z-93, and then on Dave FM.

Now she joins WABE's Steve Goss each Friday for a preview of weekend music events.

Mara's Music Mix for August 15-17:

Gypsy Kings at Chastain Amphitheater; Friday August 15

Steeldrivers at Terminal West; Saturday August 16

Mara's Music Mix: August 8-12

Aug 8, 2014
Mara Davis and Steve Goss
WABE

For nearly two decades, Mara Davis was a well-known voice on Atlanta's FM airwaves, first on Z-93, and then on Dave FM.

Now she joins WABE's Steve Goss each Friday for a preview of weekend music events.

Mara's Music Mix for August 8-12:

Nine Inch Nails and Soundgarden at Aaron's Amphitheatre at Lakewood; Friday August 8

Rodrigo y Gabriela at Chastain Amphitheatre; Saturday August 9

Mara's Music Mix: August 1-2

Aug 1, 2014
Mara Davis and Steve Goss
WABE

For nearly two decades, Mara Davis was a well-known voice on Atlanta's FM airwaves, first on Z-93, and then on Dave FM.

Now she joins WABE's Steve Goss each Friday for a preview of weekend music events.

Mara's Music Mix for August 1-2:

Gavin DeGraw and Matt Nathanson at Atlanta Botanical Garden; Friday August 1

Judy Collins at Variety Playhouse; Friday August 1

Mara's Music Mix: July 25-26

Jul 25, 2014
Mara Davis and Steve Goss
WABE

For nearly two decades, Mara Davis was a well-known voice on Atlanta's FM airwaves, first on Z-93, and then on Dave FM.

Now she joins WABE's Steve Goss each Friday for a preview of weekend music events.

Mara's Music Mix for July 25-26:

The Avett Brothers with Emmylou Harris and Gov't Mule at Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre; Friday and Saturday July 25-26

In Conversation with Freddy Cole & Wynton Marsalis

Jul 20, 2014
Freddy Cole and Wynton Marsalis
Freddy Cole photo courtesy Plan B Productions, Wynton photo by Frank Stewart

In this installment of Valerie Jackson in Conversation, Mrs. Jackson has two conversations featuring two of America’s Jazz greats, Freddy Cole and Wynton Marsalis.

We speak to pianist and singer Freddy Cole about sustaining a career that spans 50 years of jazz recording and performing, as well as what it was like to be born into a jazz family with Nat King Cole as a brother while making his own name in the music business.

Mara's Music Mix: July 18-22

Jul 18, 2014
Mara Davis and Steve Goss
WABE

For nearly two decades, Mara Davis was a well-known voice on Atlanta's FM airwaves, first on Z-93, and then on Dave FM.

Now she joins WABE's Steve Goss each Friday for a preview of weekend music events.

Mara's Music Mix for July 18-22:

Indigo Girls at Atlanta Botanical Garden; Friday and Saturday July 18-19

Mara's Music Mix: July 11-15

Jul 11, 2014
Mara Davis and Steve Goss talk Atlanta music.
Dan Raby / WABE

For nearly two decades, Mara Davis was a well-known voice on Atlanta's FM airwaves, first on Z-93, and then on Dave FM.

Now she joins WABE's Steve Goss each Friday for a preview of weekend music events.

 

Mara's Music Mix for July 11-15:

Goo Goo Dolls at Chastain Ampitheatre; Friday July 11

Connor Christian & Southern Gothic at Red Clay Theatre; Friday July 11

Mara's Music Mix: July 4-9

Jul 6, 2014
Mara Davis and Steve Goss
WABE

For nearly two decades, Mara Davis was a well-known voice on Atlanta's FM airwaves, first on Z-93, and then on Dave FM.

Now she joins WABE's Steve Goss each Friday for a preview of weekend music events.

 

Mara's Music Mix for July 4-9:

Red, White and Brew at Georgia Aquarium; Friday July 4

Atlanta Braves vs. Arizona Diamondbacks at Turner Field; Friday July 4

Lionel Richie with Ceelo Green at Chastain; Monday July 7

Mara's Music Mix: June 27-29

Jun 27, 2014
Mara Davis and Steve Goss
WABE

For nearly two decades, Mara Davis was a well-known voice on Atlanta's FM airwaves, first on Z-93, and then on Dave FM.

Now she joins WABE's Steve Goss each Friday for a preview of weekend music events.

Mara's Music Mix for June 27-29:

Alejandro Escovedo at Eddie's Attic; Friday June 27

Katy Perry at Philips Arena; Saturday June 28

Mara's Music Mix: June 20-22

Jun 20, 2014
Mara Davis and Steve Goss talk Atlanta music.
Dan Raby / WABE

For nearly two decades, Mara Davis was a well-known voice on Atlanta's FM airwaves, first on Z-93, and then on Dave FM.

Now she joins WABE's Steve Goss each Friday for a preview of weekend music events.

Mara's Music Mix for June 20-22:

Xavier Rudd at Variety Playhouse; Friday June 20

Student musicians rehearse and perform side by side with Atlanta Symphony professionals.
Jeff Roffman / Atlanta Symphony Orchestra

On Saturday, June 14 at 8 p.m. in Symphony Hall, music students from all over Atlanta will play side by side with their Atlanta Symphony counterparts. The "Side-By-Side" concert marks the end of an intensive week-long orchestral workshop. The students participate in special coaching sessions with ASO musicians and sit next to ASO members in rehearsals. WABE's Lois Reitzes sat down with Kenn Wagner, an ASO violinist, and his longtime student, James Pinder. In the audio clip, we'll hear from Kenn first:

Mara's Music Mix: June 13-15

Jun 13, 2014
Mara Davis and Steve Goss
WABE

For nearly two decades, Mara Davis was a well-known voice on Atlanta's FM airwaves, first on Z-93, and then on Dave FM.

Now she joins WABE's Steve Goss each Friday for a preview of weekend music events.

Mara's Music Mix for June 13-15:

Jazz on the Lawn with Ted Howe at Callanwolde Fine Art Center; Friday June 13

Damon Albarn at the Fox Theatre; Friday June 13

Mara's Music Mix: June 6-12

Jun 6, 2014
Mara Davis and Steve Goss
WABE

For nearly two decades, Mara Davis was a well-known voice on Atlanta's FM airwaves, first on Z-93, and then on Dave FM.

Now she joins WABE's Steve Goss each Friday for a preview of weekend music events.

Mara's Music Mix for June 6-12:

Creedence Clearwater Revisited at Atlanta Botanical Garden; Friday June 6

Mara's Music Mix: May 30-June 4

May 30, 2014
Mara Davis and Steve Goss talk Atlanta music.
Dan Raby / WABE

For nearly two decades, Mara Davis was a well-known voice on Atlanta's FM airwaves, first on Z-93, and then on Dave FM.

Now she joins WABE's Steve Goss each Friday for a preview of weekend music events.

Mara's Music Mix for May 30-June 4:

Davin McCoy and the Coming Attractions at Terminal West; Friday May 30

Mara's Music Mix: May 23-25

May 23, 2014
Mara Davis and Steve Goss
WABE

For nearly two decades, Mara Davis was a well-known voice on Atlanta's FM airwaves, first on Z-93, and then on Dave FM.

Now she joins WABE's Steve Goss each Friday for a preview of weekend music events.

 

Mara's Music Mix for May 23-25:

Ben Folds with the ASO at Symphony Hall; Friday May 23

Neon Trees at the Tabernacle; Friday May 23

"Don't Push" - Sylvia McNair on Robert Shaw

May 16, 2014
Sylvia McNair
All Saints' Episcopal Church

Sylvia McNair is a Grammy Award-winning singer who is just as comfortable in the opera and classical world as she is with Broadway and cabaret repertoire. Early in her career, she spent some time singing with the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra under the baton of Robert Shaw. We recently spoke to McNair about her early years working with the maestro and how that has shaped her as a musician.

Mara's Music Mix: May 16-18

May 16, 2014
Mara Davis and Steve Goss
WABE

For nearly two decades, Mara Davis was a well-known voice on Atlanta's FM airwaves, first on Z-93, and then on Dave FM.

Now she joins WABE's Steve Goss each Friday for a preview of weekend music events.

Mara's Music Mix for May 16-18:

Robin Meade's Round Robin at Eddie's Attic; Friday May 16

Wolfmother at Variety Playhouse; Friday May 16

Paula Peace (seated, center) and members of the Atlanta Chamber Players. Peace is retiring after 38 years with the group.
Atlanta Chamber Players

Paula Peace has announced her retirement after 38 years with the Atlanta Chamber Players. Peace is the co-founding Artistic Director of the Players and served as pianist for the group. She joined WABE's Lois Reitzes for a conversation about her retirement and to look back at starting the Chamber Players almost four decades ago.

Mara's Music Mix: May 9-12

May 9, 2014
Mara Davis and Steve Goss
WABE

For nearly two decades, Mara Davis was a well-known voice on Atlanta's FM airwaves, first on Z-93, and then on Dave FM.

Now she joins WABE's Steve Goss each Friday for a preview of weekend music events.

Mara's Music Mix for May 9-12:

Corey Smith at the Tabernacle; Saturday May 10

Cher with Cyndi Lauper at Philips Arena; Monday May 12

Atlanta Symphony Orchestra

Cellist and conductor Jere Flint is retiring from the Atlanta Symphony at the end of this season. The Maestro has been a cellist with the orchestra for 47 years. He’s a staff conductor, leading the popular family and pops concert series. He’s also been the music director of the Atlanta Symphony Youth Orchestra for 35 years.

Maestro Flint's final concert with the ASYO is Sunday, May 11 at 3 p.m.
 

Mara’s Music Mix: May 2-5

May 2, 2014
Mara Davis and Steve Goss
WABE

For nearly two decades, Mara Davis was a well-known voice on Atlanta's FM airwaves, first on Z-93, and then on Dave FM.

Now she joins WABE's Steve Goss each Friday for a preview of weekend music events.

 

Mara's Music Mix for May 2-5:

Arcade Fire at Aaron's Ampitheatre at Lakewood; Friday May 2

Haim at the Tabernacle; Friday May 2

Tappin' Through Life with Maurice Hines

Apr 30, 2014
Maurice Hines in "Maurice Hines is Tappin' Thru Life," at the Alliance Theatre April 2 through May 4.
Photo courtesy Teresa Wood / Alliance Theatre

Maurice and Gregory Hines are world-famous, award-winning dancers. Maurice—the elder brother—is known for his Broadway performances in Guys & Dolls, Sophisticated Ladies, and many others.

He also appeared alongside his brother in Frances Ford Coppola’s film The Cotton Club as a pair of… what else? tap dancers.

Gregory’s innovative improvisational tapping as well as his choreography and acting won him a long list of Tony’s, Emmy’s and other awards before he passed away in 2003.

Mara's Music Mix: April 25-27

Apr 25, 2014
Mara Davis and Steve Goss
WABE

For nearly two decades, Mara Davis was a well-known voice on Atlanta's FM airwaves, first on Z-93, and then on Dave FM.

Now she joins WABE's Steve Goss each Friday for a preview of weekend music events.

Mara's Music Mix for April 25-27:

Nickel Creek at the Tabernacle; Friday April 25

Steel Wheels at the Red Clay Theater; Sunday April 27

Irene Roberts, mezzo-soprano
Kristin Hoebermann / irenerobertsmezzo.com

If you've ever wondered what the difference is between a mezzo-soprano and a soprano, Irene Roberts has your answer. Roberts, a mezzo-soprano, will be singing the role of Rosina in the Atlanta Opera's upcoming production of "The Barber of Seville." Lois Reitzes sat down with Irene and began by asking her how she got into music.

"The Barber of Seville" opens April 26 at the Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre.

Mara's Music Mix: April 18-20

Apr 18, 2014
Mara Davis and Steve Goss talk Atlanta music.
Dan Raby / WABE

For nearly two decades, Mara Davis was a well-known voice on Atlanta's FM airwaves, first on Z-93, and then on Dave FM.

Now she joins WABE's Steve Goss each Friday for a preview of weekend music events.

Mara's Music Mix for April 18-20:

Clay Cook vs. Levi Lowrey at Southern Ground Social Club; Friday April 18

Milk Carton Kids at Buckhead Theatre; Friday April 18

Mara's Music Mix: April 11-13

Apr 11, 2014
Mara Davis and Steve Goss
WABE

For nearly two decades, Mara Davis was a well-known voice on Atlanta's FM airwaves, first on Z-93, and then on Dave FM.

Now she joins WABE's Steve Goss each Friday for a preview of weekend music events.

Mara's Music Mix for April 11-13:

Lady Antebellum at Aaron's Ampitheatre at Lakewood; Friday April 11

Mac DeMarco at the Goat Farm Arts Center; Friday April 11

Mara's Music Mix: March 28-30

Mar 28, 2014
Mara Davis and Steve Goss talk Atlanta music.
Dan Raby / WABE

For nearly two decades, Mara Davis was a well-known voice on Atlanta's FM airwaves, first on Z-93, and then on Dave FM.

Now she joins WABE's Steve Goss each Friday for a preview of weekend music events.

Mara's Music Mix for March 28-30:

Lotus at the Buckhead Theatre; Saturday, March 29

Yonas at Smith's Olde Bar; Friday, March 28

Mara's Music Mix: March 21-23

Mar 21, 2014
Mara Davis and Steve Goss
WABE

For nearly two decades, Mara Davis was a well-known voice on Atlanta's FM airwaves, first on Z-93, and then on Dave FM.

Now she joins WABE's Steve Goss each Friday for a preview of weekend music events.

Mara's Music Mix for March 21-23:

The Moody Blues at the Fox Theatre; Friday March 21

The Fleshtones at the Star Bar; Friday March 21

Mara Davis and Steve Goss
WABE

For nearly two decades, Mara Davis was a well-known voice on Atlanta's FM airwaves, first on Z-93, and then on Dave FM.

Now she joins WABE's Steve Goss each Friday for a preview of weekend music events.

Mara's Music Mix for March 14-16:

The Infamous Stringdusters at Terminal West; Friday March 14

Tinsley Ellis at Variety Playhouse; Friday March 14

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