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The classrooms of Culver City are rich with theater arts

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| Six performing arts organizations partner with the district to give students access to more theater programming than anywhere else in L.A. County.

Teen teacher-in-training finds purpose in music

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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.

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5 things educators want in the state's new arts standards

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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.

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Youth theater company puts politics on stage

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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.

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Smokey Robinson takes Pio Pico Middle School to Motown

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The music legend came to the school to help deliver new musical instruments — along with a $1 million donation from the Niagara Cares charity for Little Kids Rock, an organization that works to expand music education in schools.

Las Fotos Project zooms in on mental health

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The local nonprofit uses photography as tool to help teen girls build confidence. On Saturday, the group will screen multimedia projects about mental wellness.

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Getting into LA's most prestigious arts school takes more than talent

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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.

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Renowned OC arts school opens sister school in Duarte

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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.

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