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Wednesday, 03 July 2013 06:40

DETROIT (AP) — The owners of Detroit's Masonic Temple have filed for bankruptcy protection, just weeks after musician Jack White paid a $142,000 back tax bill for the historic venue.

The Detroit News reports ( ) the Chapter 11 filing was made Sunday and follows a string of financial difficulties.

The Associated Press sent a message seeking comment Wednesday from a Masonic Temple representative.

The money from White to pay the Masonic Temple's 2010-2012 tax delinquency prevented a threatened auction of the venue where The Who and the Rolling Stones once played. At the time, the 14-story Masonic Temple was days away from being put up for sale.

After White paid the tax bill, temple owners said they were renaming the 1,586-seat theater in its benefactor's name as the Jack White Theater.


Information from: The Detroit News,

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