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Dominion Donates $2M To Revitalize Landmark Theater

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Richmond, VA-- CenterStage Foundation this evening announced that Dominion Resources, Inc. will donate $2 million toward renovations of CenterStage's Landmark Theater.

The announcement came on Thursday evening, before a performance of The Nutcracker by the Richmond Ballet. The new stage to be built as part of the renovations will be named the "Dominion Stage."

Dominion CEO Thomas F. Farrell II was joined on stage by CenterStage Executive Director Richard M. Parison, Jr. and Richmond Mayor Dwight C. Jones. Farrell says of the donation:

"As part of our commitment to the arts and our community, Dominion is pleased to donate $2 million to help renovate Richmond's historic Landmark Theater. Once the renovation is complete, our region will enjoy a complement to the state-of-the-art Carpenter Theatre and boast yet another world-class venue for the performing arts."

Parison expressed the theater's appreciation of the donation: "We are fortunate to have a partner like Dominion which understands the power of the arts and the impact it, as a corporate citizen, can make on our community. Dominion has been a great supporter of CenterStage and our artistic programs, and we are very grateful for its continued commitment to supporting the performing arts at our CenterStage venues in the City of Richmond."

The theater will be officially renamed the Altria Theater and the stage will be renamed in honor of Dominion in late 2013, with the final renovations being completed in 2014.

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