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Stories by Priska Neely
Gabrielle Gorman's short film about her personal struggles with race and self-esteem has gotten national recognition. She has some big dreams going forward.
The L.A. Unified School District has a little-known but massive fine art collection. For the first time, some of the works are now accessible through a new website.
The teenagers were competing for one of the most prestigious prizes for young actors in American theater, but they were also finding their artistic voice.
A monologue competition gives teen thespians an August opportunity: A chance to perform in New York City.
She was one of 17 professional songwriters who spent a day with teen girls teaching them the tricks of the trade and then performing songs they'd written.
The number of jobs linked to art, culture and design in the LA area is on the rise, according to the latest report from the Otis College of Art and Design.
At the Grammys Monday, Compton-native Kendrick Lamar let his pride for his past shine bright. And he brought a group of kids from his high school to the show.
After coming in on top, the reigning champions are busy prepping for the state competition in March. They usually practice after school until 8 p.m. and on Saturdays.
Forty students from the LA Philharmonic's Youth Orchestra LA provided backup for Coldplay at the halftime show. Back at Disney Hall, they were treated like stars.
A big adjustment for a lot of kids new to the country is learning to speak English. At one school, the performing arts are helping students improve language skills.
The Board of Regents voted Thursday to formally establish the Herb Alpert School of Music. It’s the first free-standing music school in the UC system.
Even as she ascended to the district’s top ranks, new LAUSD superintendent Michelle King has stayed out of the spotlight. But her former colleagues give clues to her leadership style.
During a four-day workshop, LAUSD teachers learned techniques for using theatre, dance, music and visual art to support Common Core standards.
Students at Huntington Park Elementary School were inspired to create an orchestra. But the school didn't have instruments. Here's how they got them.
Members of the All City Honor Marching Band spent hours in the rain outside Dodger Stadium last week to build endurance for the 5.5. mile parade on New Years Day.