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A starring role at the Wilshire
A starring role at the Wilshire

Scan any list of the Dems' biggest givers and money-raisers and you'll find the names of Haim and Cheryl Saban, but their most recent cause is a decidedly local one with deep roots in their hometown: restoration of the landmark Wilshire Theatre in Beverly Hills. The media mogul and his wife have agreed to donate $5 million to restore the historic theater's proscenium and orchestra area as well as to refurbish the marquee, which will soon display the name "Saban Theatre." The couple usually give to education and children's and women's health care in the United States and Israel, but they were drawn to the theater's preservation efforts not only...

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