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Dr. Dre to donate $10 million to build Compton High School’s new performing arts center

Dr. Dre, center, with hands in pockets, views a model of the performing arts complex he is helping to fund as part of the new Compton High School. (Compton Unified School District)

Dr. Dre has promised to give $10 million to help build up a performing arts complex at the new Compton High School, the Compton Unified School District revealed to The Times on Thursday.

“My goal is to provide kids with the kind of tools and learning they deserve,” Dre said in a statement to The Times. “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.”

The project will furnish understudies with cutting edge gear and innovation, including computerized media creation offices and a 1,200-seat theatre.

The performing center focus will likewise be an asset for the Compton group everywhere, authorities say.

The hip-hop guru and Compton local will be straightforwardly taking part in raising the remaining funds expected to finish the project, which is relied upon to kick things off by 2020.

“The support that Dre has shown to Compton over the years is unwavering and we are so excited that we will now be home to one of the greatest performing arts centers in the country,” said Satra Zurita, president of Compton Unified’s governing board of trustees.

Micah Ali, VC of the district’s board of education, said the new high school would be the most advanced state funded school complex.

“We are looking forward to blending both [Dre’s] vision and that of the district to provide opportunities for individuals to both explore and apply their creativity in the arts,” said Darin Brawley, Compton Unified superintendent.