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Jack White Does Rare, Normal Thing

Jack White is a probably a genius and, like many geniuses, is odd. Even casual fans of White know none of his fame is owing to how down-to-earth and chill he is. So it came as a bit of a surprise that an old Masonic Temple in Detroit was actually saved by White’s anonymous $142,000 donation. Hard to say what’s more surprising: that Jack White wanted to save an old temple, or that he did it anonymously instead of delivering it on a peppermint-striped hot air balloon. As it turns out, White has a personal connection to the place—his mother used work as an usher there, so there’s a nice bit of irony in the fact that the owners of the place renamed it the “Jack White Theater” and spilled the beans on White’s “anonymous” donation. So, even when Jack White is trying to be a normal guy, he can’t …

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