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At a school in Watts, words ignite and pain turns to prose

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| At College Bridge Academy, where many students have experienced trauma, spoken word is helping students uplift others and process their own pain.

After just a year of training, a ballerina gets a big chance


Madeline Czekaj, 15, will spend a week in New York at the world's largest student ballet competition. More than 1,000 dancers compete for prestigious scholarships.

Theater and dance teaching credentials bill takes a leap forward


The state Senate Education Committee voted unanimously today in support of a bill that would create dance and theater teaching credentials. Why does it matter?

Schools across LAUSD put the arts on display in Grand Park


East L.A. meets west L.A., and San Fernando meets San Pedro, as students from all across the district gather to showcase performing arts, films and visual art downtown.

Hip-hop studies conference drops a beat


Can academia be a comfortable place for hip-hop artists? Should it be? These are among the issues a UC Riverside conference will address this weekend.

Advocates gather at City Hall to urge more investment in the arts


The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors declared this week Arts Week, while arts advocates gathered at City Hall on Wednesday to push for more funding.

Innovative teacher brings the 1960s to life


Over the years, Jonathan Bernal has noticed his eighth graders don't know much about the 1960s. He designed a unit that ties in '60s history, literature and music.

In Hollywood's backyard, a push to rectify arts inequities


Miles from the Hollywood Walk of Fame and the red carpet, Steve Shin belts out tunes on a piano scarred with nicks and love notes written in scratches, teaching children how to sing.