Albuquerque Journal (Albuquerque, NM)

Disney Announces $1 Million Boost.(Metro & New Mexico)

Byline: Dan McKay Journal Staff Writer

* Donation to help pay for theater complex at National Hispanic Cultural Center

Mickey and Minnie Mouse danced to mariachi music Wednesday and escorted Roy E. Disney around the National Hispanic Cultural Center.

And Disney gave fund-raisers their own reason to dance: He announced a $1 million donation to help fund a theater complex at the center.

Disney's announcement came during a ground-breaking ceremony for the Roy E. Disney Center for the Performing Arts, which is scheduled to open late next year. The center is expected to cost about $22 million.

Disney said Wednesday that he knew the project "was something special" when he first heard about it a couple years ago. …

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