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    Former White Stripes frontman saves Detroit Masonic temple

    1:08 PM, Jun 5, 2013   |    comments
    Jack White (R) and Brendan Benson of The Raconteurs perform on the Pyramid stage during day two of the Glastonbury Festival at Worthy Farm, Pilton on June 28, 2008 in Glastonbury, Somerset, England. (Photo by Jim Dyson/Getty Images)
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    UNDATED (CNN) -- An anonymous donor swept in at the last second to save a historic landmark in Detroit on the verge of foreclosure. Now officials at the Detroit Masonic Temple have revealed the identity of their savior.

    Rock musician and Detroit native Jack White, former front man of the White Stripes, is the mystery donor who paid the $142,000 tax bill on the gothic building, according to local station WXYZ.

    A statement from the temple says they'll repay the rocker by naming their Cathedral Theater after him. The statement says not only has white played the theater a number of times, but his mother worked as an usher there when he was growing up.

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