Jack White Donates $142K to Keep Detroit Theater From Closing
Jack White is a great many things — talented, pale, a guy who faked being his wife’s brother — but above all, he’s generous.
The White Stripes singer and just ponied up a whopping $142,000 to keep a beloved Detroit music venue from going under, Us Weekly reports.
When Jack heard that the Detroit Masonic Temple, an 87-year-old concert venue that’s hosted the Rolling Stones and The Who, among other A-list musical acts, was in danger of being shuttered due to back taxes, Jack offered up the money himself.
The venue is particularly close to the Detroit native’s heart, as both he and his mother worked there at different points: she as an usher, and he during the nine shows he’s played there over the course of his career.
Jack’s generosity certainly hasn’t gone unappreciated. Roger Sobran, the president of the Detroit Masonic Temple Association, said of the star’s gift, "Jack’s donation could not have come at a better time, and we are eternally grateful to him for it.”
“Jack’s magnanimous generosity and unflinching loyalty to this historic building and his Detroit roots is appreciated beyond words."