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DULUTH, Ga. -- The 11Alive News Today morning show hit the road again Friday and traveled to downtown Duluth, where several big surprises lay in store.

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Residents packed the Town Green to check out the local businesses, listen to live music and say hello to Karyn Greer, Donna Lowry and Chesley McNeil.

Both of Duluth's mayors made appearances; Mayor Nancy Harris shared the spotlight with Shiner, the four-legged mayor of Gwinnett County's Chattapoochee Dog Park.

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Business owners lined up to talk with Karyn and Donna, sharing their stories and wares. Meanwhile, Chesley spent his time learning to play the drums and relaxing in inner tubes provided by $10 River Tubing.

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Duluth prides itself on its unique local businesses. The city is quickly growing into a world-class arts community as well -- and art and business go hand in hand in Duluth.

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Some celebrities also decided to spend their morning with 11Alive. Eddie Owen stopped by with two up-and-coming talents -- Norwood and Molly Parden, both of whom will perform during Live Music Matters: A Tribute to Eddie Owen Presents at Duluth's Red Clay Theatre.

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Rap superstar B.o.B also took to the stage, performing "So Good" and "Where Are You (B.o.B vs. Bobby Ray)." B.o.B grew up in metro Atlanta and attended Columbia High School in Decatur.

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The Ridge Dance Company performed for the crowd, while some very talented young artists from Peachtree Ridge High School created portraits during their time on the Town Green, including one of Donna Lowry.

Duluth is the fifth visit in 11Alive's Where U Live tour. Every other Friday during the summer, the morning show will travel to communities throughout metro Atlanta to profile what makes those cities great.

Past visits include Woodstock, Covington, Stone Mountain and Roswell.

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