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Streisand gives St. Paul school sweet inspiration

class=img_thumbleft>The St. Paul Conservatory for Performing Artists has received a $10,000 donation from singer Barbra Streisand, whose foundation supports arts organizations in cities where she tours. Her record label plans to contribute an additional $10,000 worth of audio-visual gear to the public charter school. Terry Tofte, the executive director, told the Associated Press the school will create a recording studio with the donated equipment, and the money will go toward staff and curriculum development for its new music program. According to their mission statement, the Saint Paul Conservatory for Performing Artists "provides a world-class professionally guided academic and artistic environment to train aspiring pre-professional performing artists in the areas of instrumental and vocal music, theater, dance, and film and television production."