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This weekend's concert calendar includes some big-name country, a hometown rap icon and half of Fleetwood Mac.

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

Amy Schroeder

The Harlem Quartet is on a mission: to advance diversity in classical music.

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But the Quartet – comprised of violinists Ilmar Gavilán and Melissa White, violist Jaime Amador and cellist Felix Umansky – quickly learned that in order to diversify the audience for classical music, they first needed to diversify their own repertoire.

Larry Griffin

In 1963, Patsy Cline tragically died in a plane accident at age 30. Despite her short life, she has become a legendary voice in the United States. "Walking After Midnight," “Crazy” and “I Fall to Pieces” were just a few of her many hits she released. With a country music background, Cline’s success was marked by her crossover into pop music.

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There are plenty of big shows and new talent on display in Atlanta's venues this weekend, from the mother of all jam bands to one of hip hop's most acclaimed new voices. Contributor Mara Davis joins host emeritus Steve Goss for a look ahead at the concert calendar with Mara's Music Mix.

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In 2015, David Letterman's tenure on late-night television came to an end after 33 years. 

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That meant that Paul Shaffer, the show's band leader and multi-talented musician, was out of a job. Not that he needed to get a new one, but the itch to perform got the best of him, so he gathered his fellow late-night musicians for an album and a tour.

Shaffer and the World's Most Dangerous Band, as Letterman dubbed them, passes through Atlanta this Sunday evening at Center Stage.