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Blast off Timothy Altman, 8, leads the Sacred Harp Singers, a group that does not use musical instruments, but relies on four musical notes, in a performance at Ebenezer Primitive Baptist Church on Roberts Drive June 22. The participants, showcasing a tradition known as shape note music, sit in an open square and sing in four-part harmonies. More photos on page 27. Find out where to celebrate Fourth of July OUT & ABOUT 18
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Hotel approved for Spruill Gallery property BY JOE EARLE
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Dunwoody City Council has approved zoning for a new hotel that is part of a deal to provide a new source of revenue for the nonprofit Spruill Center for the Arts. “It’s really great,” Spruill CEO Bob Kinsey said after the council’s unanimous vote on June 24. The new 124-room, four-story Residence Inn hotel and two additional buildings that will house restaurants or shops are to be constructed at 4681 Ashford Dunwoody Road on land owned by the arts center. Owners of the new development have agreed to
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