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Music Center Stages 41st Annual Very Special Arts Festival

| Thousands of young artists and performers took part in the annual event that showcases the talents of students of all abilities.

Juvenile Hall Murals Give Youth A Space For Expression

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An arts program at Central Juvenile Hall in Boyle Heights is helping incarcerated teens learn to connect and collaborate. Three new murals were recently unveiled.

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How AB 5 could affect artists who teach in schools

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The California Senate has passed AB 5, which will make it harder for companies to classify workers as "independent contractors." 

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Why Illustrator Rhode Montijo Still Visits His Art Teacher, 28 Years After High School

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Rhode Montijo writes and illustrates children’s books, and he was a co-creator of the online animated series Happy Tree Friends.

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We reunited a musician with the high school teacher who introduced her to Patti Smith's music

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When Solvej Schou  was a senior at LAUSD’s Hamilton High in the mid-1990s, she wrote poetry and played music in the quad.  

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Long Beach Poly HS Honors Longtime Music Director

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Students, alumni, faculty, friends and family gathered on the school quad Sunday to celebrate Andy Osman, who retired after being diagnosed with cancer.

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How An Innovative Arts Program Led To High School Diplomas

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It can be difficult to find effective ways to engage students who have been impacted by homelessness, foster care or the juvenile justice system.

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Artist Will 'Modify' LAUSD Mural After Months Of Discussion

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The mural's backdrop of radiating red-orange and blue stripes drew criticism from neighbors who said it was reminiscent of the Japanese Imperial Army battle flag.

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