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Dr. Dre Invests 10 Million for Compton Performing Arts Center

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Jun 20, 2017

Dr. Dre, a founding member of the influential, Compton-based hip-hop group N.W.A., has announced a 10 million dollar donation toward a performing arts center for Compton High School, according to the L.A. Sentinel.

“My goal is to provide kids with the kind of tools and learning they deserve,” Dre said in a statement. “The performing arts center will be a place for young people to be creative in a way that will help further their education and positively define their future.”

According to the Sentinel, “The center will have approximately 1,200 seats, state of the art technology, and small studio rooms for producing, instruments, and photography.”

“Every single high school in our district for years has wanted a recording studio at their high school,” said Compton Unified School District superintendent Darin Brawley. “This is going to provide the opportunity to bring that to fruition. We envision implementing a digital broadcasting center that would enable students to continue interest in media. We have a unique opportunity to provide a well-rounded experience for students in the arts through the performing arts center as well as to the community.”

Read more about the project and Dr. Dre’s contribution here

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