Timberlake donates $200,000 to Memphis music museum, foundation

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) -- Memphis-native Justin Timberlake has made two separate donations of $100,000 each to the Memphis Rock 'n' Soul Museum and the Memphis Music Foundation.

Timberlake, who was in Memphis for filming on the independent movie "The Open Road," presented the checks to the two groups on Thursday at the museum.

Timberlake, 27, who grew up in the Memphis suburb of Millington, became a star as part of the boy band 'N Sync.

He has since become a best-selling solo artist and appeared in movies.

Timberlake said he donated the money because music education and keeping Memphis' music legacy vibrant are important to him.

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