Jack White Saves Detroit Theater From Foreclosure

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

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.

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