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Tuscaloosa, Ala. to create arts center

Photo by Curt Yeomans
Phillip DePoy (left), director of Clayton State University’s Clayton State Theater, speaks to  high school students on Wednesday at the Clayton County Public Schools Performing Arts Center. Also pictured are: CSU theater students Kalani Fraser (center), and Bryan Meadows.

Photo by Curt Yeomans Phillip DePoy (left), director of Clayton State University’s Clayton State Theater, speaks to high school students on Wednesday at the Clayton County Public Schools Performing Arts Center. Also pictured are: CSU theater students Kalani Fraser (center), and Bryan Meadows.

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) - The city of Tuscaloosa has received
approval for a $1.5 million loan to be used to restore a downtown
building for a performing arts center.

The building formerly housed a furniture store and antique gallery.

The center will be operated by the Tuscaloosa Arts Council.

Bill Snowden, the city's director of planning and economic development, says the loan will be used to stabilize the building by repairing the roof, replacing rotten wood on the fourth floor and shoring up brick work.

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