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Students bask in arts nirvana at state summer school

by Mary Plummer | Take Two

California State Summer School for the Arts students take part in an African music and dance class on Friday, Aug. 2 at Cal Arts. The four-week program selects talented high school students from throughout California and out of state. Maya Sugarman/KPCC

More than 20 years ago, California lawmakers started a program they hoped would help retain the state's up-and-coming creative talent. It's called the California State Summer School for the Arts, and its summer home is the 60-acre Cal Arts campus in Valencia.

For part four in our summer learning series, KPCC reporter Mary Plummer paid a visit to this year's crop of aspiring artists.

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