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Closer Look: Indie Music Artist Rick Wilkerson Performs

 Jazz artist Rick Wilkerson performs as part of Closer Look's summer indie concert series.
Jazz artist Rick Wilkerson performs as part of Closer Look's summer indie concert series.
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Friday on “Closer Look with Rose Scott”:

  • 0:00: Rose Scott gives a news brief on the end of the qualifying period for Atlanta city races, and this weekend’s opening of the Mercedes-Benz Stadium when the Atlanta Falcons face the Arizona Cardinals in their third pre-season game.
  • 2:08: A team of five Atlanta high school students recently won a $10,000 global competition. Rose talks to students Shreya Rekapalli, Anushka Koratana and Ananya Ganesh about their prize-wining invention “Chill Wipes.” Also, more about the organization behind the competition, the Indus Entrepreneurs networking organization (TiE), from its president Kanchana Raman.
  • 20:54: Despite calls from lawmakers and local activists to cancel his concert, controversial R&B singer, R. Kelly, is still scheduled to perform in Atlanta tonight at Wolf Creek Amphitheater. Kelly has been in the news recently for alleged sexual misconduct with young women. A conversation with Kenyette Barnes, organizer of MuteRKelly protest, which will take place outside the concert.
  • 32:31: Closer Look’s summer indie music series continues with composer Rick Wilkerson. The Nashville-based artist explains why Atlanta is an important market for him, and talks about his music, which he describes as modern jazz with a mix of soul and hip-hop.

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