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?uestlove reached back to his alma mater this week, by reaching into his own pockets to ensure funding for the annual musical at the Philadelphia High School for Creative and Performing Arts – the institution that incubated The Roots and lays claim to a laundry list of major talent including Boyz II Men, Bilal, Jazmine Sullivan and a host of others. ?uestlove was recently motivated to donate after getting wind of news that budget cuts had forced the school to cancel their annual musical. He placed a call to CAPA Principal Johnny C. Whaley Jr. to express interest in making a “sizable donation” to help resuscitate the production. The play will not go on this season, but thanks to the generosity of ?uestlove and a few other major donors touched by the news, the school play will be back in full swing by 2014. Hopefully ?uesto’s generosity will encourage other alumni to follow suit.

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