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Stories by Priska Neely
With a new research project announced today, L.A. County wants to paint a more detailed picture of the state of arts education in its 80 school districts.
Six performing arts organizations partner with the district to give students access to more theater programming than anywhere else in L.A. County.
Kim Nguyen says music helped her find her purpose in the world. At 18, she's studying music education and wants to help other young musicians do the same.
Saturday Night Live's history with political satire goes back to the Ford administration. What makes this season different is that the president is taking note.
The show will premiere just a week after President Trump’s executive order that temporarily bans travel from seven Muslim-majority countries.
The licensing fees for songs can range from the mid six-figures for a older classic to seven-figures for a new hit. Musicians can count on a bump in sales and streaming.
After more than 15 years, the standards for teaching arts in schools are getting an update. The state convened groups of educators to give input on the changes.
Shari Rezai was forced to cancel upcoming shows in L.A. with Iranian musicians after President Trump's travel ban rendered their performance visas null.
When the Wallis Youth Theater Company convened last fall, they couldn't stop talking about the election. Their new play puts the political climate onto the stage.
Frame host John Horn shares updates from Park City, Utah, where the 2017 Sundance Film Festival is underway, with a focus on activism — both political and environmental.
The local nonprofit uses photography as tool to help teen girls build confidence. On Saturday, the group will screen multimedia projects about mental wellness.
The tweens who take on the rigorous auditions for the L.A. County High School for the Arts don't have interview experience. To prep them, the school holds audition workshops.
Interest in solving homelessness has intensified over the past year. But there’s a side to the crisis that hasn’t garnered as much attention — entire families are slipping into homelessness. There are more than 16,000 homeless families in Los Angeles County alone. Here’s why that’s happening.
Culture writer Carolina Miranda on the three cultural moments that captivated her in 2016 - from the realm of politics and activism to the Latin Grammys.
The Orange County School of the Arts turns away over 2,000 applicants each year. To serve more young artists, they're opening a sister school in Duarte.