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Dr. Dre Donates $10 Million for Compton High School Arts Center
(6/15/17) Dr. Dre gave $10 million to help build a performing arts center at the new Compton High School in his hometown neighborhood of Compton, Los Angeles.
Selena Gomez Donates Money to USC’s Keck School of Medicine for Lupus Research
 (3/3/17) Selena Gomez donates to a very personal cause, and begins her campaign for Lupus Research.
Eddie Van Halen Donates Guitars to Low-Income Schools's Music Program
 (2/22/17) Eddie Van Halen donated 75 guitars from his personal collection to Mr. Holland's Opus Foundation, a program that provides musical instrument to students in low-income schools.  See me at
 Taylor Swift's Extremely Charitable 2016
(12/9/16) From donating $1 million to Louisiana to chatting online on the phone with a sick fan, Swift has been taking 2016 to exert her power for good.  Info at
New Study Investigates the Cognitive & Linguistic Benefits of Musical Education in Public Schools
(5/31/13) A new study confirms how beneficial developing musical skills can be in public schools.  More info at 
Usher's New Charity Encourages Kids to Dream Big
(6/10/05) Usher changed his state of mind and launched a new active charity to help kids put a new look on life through education.  More info at
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