• Browns owners donate $4.5 million to city's musical scene

    By: The Associated Press

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    CLEVELAND (AP) - Cleveland Browns owners Dee and Jimmy Haslam have donated $4.5 million to the city's eclectic musical arts.

    The couple has given to the Cleveland Orchestra, Rock & Roll Hall of Fame and Playhouse Square to help fund scholarships and educational programs at all three institutions.

    The Rock Hall is receiving $2.5 million to support its programs for students, and to establish a Haslam Scholars Program that will provide free admission and classroom instruction to Cleveland Metropolitan School District students and Title 1 schools statewide.

    Dee Haslam said giving equal access to the programs and hall is "important to our family" and she hopes the scholars program will "help foster a deeper appreciation and understanding of music for students throughout the state of Ohio."

    Both the Cleveland Orchestra and Playhouse Square will receive $1 million.

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