Closer Look: Indie Music Artist Rick Wilkerson Performs

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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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