MACEDON, N.Y. (WROC) — Singer Alicia Keys and music producer husband Swizz Beats are planning to create a performing arts center in upstate New York.
The couple’s proposal to transform an industrial site in rural Macedon was introduced at a town board meeting Thursday.
Linda Shaw, an attorney for Keys and her husband, whose real name is Kasseem Dean, says the project will re-purpose three vacant buildings to include a classroom, an office building, an art exhibit hall and a performing arts center.
Town engineer Scott Allen called the proposal exciting, and says the center is a part of The Dean Collection, the couple’s organization that focuses on supporting artists.
Shaw says she is scheduled to appear before the city’s planning board on Aug. 19.