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)

“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 complex will provide students with state-of-the-art equipment and technology, including digital media production facilities and a 1,200-seat theater.


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