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Culture notes: Atlanta connections for Nnenna, Philip Freelon; architect Shutze’s legacy

MUSIC
Freelons’ designs on Atlanta
Talk about a power couple. Jazz singer Nnenna Freelon, whose concert Saturday at Georgia Tech’s Ferst Center for the Arts is a tribute to Lena Horne, is the wife of Philip Freelon, architect of record for the Smithsonian’s Museum of African American History and Culture in Washington. His Durham, N.C.-based firm, Freelon Group, also is designing the National Center for Civil and Human Rights (along with architects HOK) planned for Centennial Park. Tickets for Nina Freelon’s 8 p.m. show, $30-$55. 404-894-9600, www.ferstcenter.org. HOWARD POUSNER

ARCHITECTURE
Shutze’s ongoing inspiration
Atlanta architect Jonathan LaCrosse will discuss the creative influence of Atlanta architect Philip Trammell Shutze in an Institute of Classical Architecture and Art-Southeast Chapter lecture, 10 a.m. Saturday at Glenn Memorial United Methodist Church on Emory University’s campus. Considered America’s greatest classical architect during his long career, Shutze (1890-1982) designed many Atlanta landmarks including Glenn Memorial (1931). Tickets, $15. The 7th annual Shutze Awards, honoring excellence in traditional design, will be bestowed during a 6 p.m. Saturday dinner at the Piedmont Driving Club. www.classicist-se.org. HOWARD POUSNER

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