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Jack White Saves Detroit Theater From Foreclosure

Jun 6, 2013
Originally published on June 6, 2013 6:02 am
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LINDA WERTHEIMER, HOST:

And our last word in business today is showing his stripes.

Detroit's Masonic Temple Theatre was headed to foreclosure until an anonymous donor paid $142,000 in back taxes.

RENEE MONTAGNE, HOST:

That donor is now revealed: former White Stripes singer Jack White. He has performed there nine times and hung out there as a kid. His mom was an usher. Now they're renaming the temple's theatre after him.

And that's the business news on MORNING EDITION from NPR News. I'm Renee Montagne.

WERTHEIMER: And I'm Linda Wertheimer. Transcript provided by NPR, Copyright NPR.