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Burke High School alum Donna Summer being honored with mural at her old school

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Growing up in Dorchester, disco queen Donna Summer gave classmates at the Jeremiah Burke High School a preview of future stardom when she sang in the glee club and school musicals. Summer, who died in 2012, will be honored later this spring with a large hallway mural at the Burke. A crowdsourcing campaign by the Dream Builders Youth Project to pay for the mural — target goal: $5,500 — is underway at www.indiegogo.com. Overseeing the artwork will be mural artist Deme, according to DBYP cofounder Justin Springer, who says it’s high time Summer got more local recognition. “A lot of younger people don’t even know she’s from Boston,” says Springer. “She gave so much to this city, though, and we want to help preserve her legacy.”

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