Jack White to the rescue.
My blunderbuss lover has been outed as the anonymous donor who paid the $142,000 in taxes needed by Detroit’s Masonic Temple to pump the brakes on their inevitable foreclosure.
I have mad respect for Jack for far too many reasons, but this might just top the list.
A Detroit native, Jack and the Temple go way back – SEVEN White Stripes shows (where you at, MEG?) + two solo performances – and equally as adorable, he spent a lot of time there as a kid when his mom worked as an usher. Some (being me) would argue he’s the best thing to come out of Detroit, well, ever.
The 1,586-seat theater has been renamed simply the Jack White Theater and now we all know why. I’ve never been to Detroit but when I get there I will be touring this place, that’s for sure.
A little Nashville in Detroit might be exactly what Detroit needs, don’t you think?