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June 19, 1987| Arts and entertainment reports from The Times, national and international news services and the nation's press

The cultural affairs of Cairo are about to be put back in order, thanks to a new, seven-story arts center being built downtown. Sixteen years ago a fire demolished the old opera house, built in 1869, and due to the country's economic problems, no new building has replaced it until now. In addition to a 1,100-seat opera house, the $47-million new center will house two smaller theaters, a museum, a library, an art gallery and a conference hall. The project, due for completion late this year, is being completely financed and built by Japanese financiers and engineers.

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