Now That’s a Mayor Who Supports The Arts

The under-construction Dallas Center for the Performing Arts gets a very public boost this week, with a donation of $1 million from the family of late Dallas mayor Annette Strauss. “Supporters of the $275 million performing arts center hope to raise $257 million in private funds for its design and completion, with the rest coming from city bond money. The center’s opening is targeted for 2009. The Strauss family contribution brings the amount of private donations to $140 million.”