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SoCal's elite marching band is ready to rock the Rose Bowl

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| The Pacific Crest Drum and Bugle Corps is part of a show at the Rose Bowl Saturday. About 20 hours of practice time goes into each minute of a performance.

From juvenile camp to a career in the arts

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Arts organizations are bringing more classes into juvenile detention centers and building a bridge to careers in the creative economy for formerly incarcerated youth.

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Music study speeds brain development in children, study shows

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Early results of a five-year study provide evidence that music training accelerates development of the auditory pathway, which could help with overall communication.

Artists step in to reimagine spaces for juvenile offenders

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As L.A. County phases out the use of solitary confinement for minors, the arts are becoming a tool for reimagining those units and shifting the culture overall.

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Turnaround Arts adopts more struggling schools in California

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The program seeks to improve low-performing schools by infusing the arts into every aspect of instruction. Six more schools will join the ranks.

LAUSD aims to increase access to instrumental music

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With $356,000 approved for the purchase of instruments earlier this year, the district hopes to increase access to schools like Huntington Park Elementary.

Kids design the darnedest water-wise cities

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City planners and public works officials heard plans from elementary and middle school students on ways to build a more water-friendly city.

Music teachers dip into their own paychecks to push students forward

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For decades, an association of LAUSD elementary music teachers have taken salary reductions to fund scholarships for private lessons for exceptional students.