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August Wilson still inspires young actors

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| A monologue competition gives teen thespians an August opportunity: A chance to perform in New York City.

Lisa Loeb sings a new song


She was one of 17 professional songwriters who spent a day with teen girls teaching them the tricks of the trade and then performing songs they'd written.


The LA-area 'creative economy' is getting stronger


The number of jobs linked to art, culture and design in the LA area is on the rise, according to the latest report from the Otis College of Art and Design.

Kendrick Lamar brings Compton kids to the Grammys


At the Grammys Monday, Compton-native Kendrick Lamar let his pride for his past shine bright. And he brought a group of kids from his high school to the show.

After Super Bowl, a joyful homecoming for young musicians


Forty students from the LA Philharmonic's Youth Orchestra LA provided backup for Coldplay at the halftime show. Back at Disney Hall, they were treated like stars.

Youth Orchestra Los Angeles to play Super Bowl halftime show


The philharmonic announced Thursday that students of YOLA's program at the EXPO Center in South L.A. will perform alongside the band Coldplay.

California doesn't offer dance, theater teaching credentials


People who've studied dance or theater in college must earn credentials in PE or English to teach their preferred subject in California public schools.

Immigrant students sharpen English skills with poetry


A big adjustment for a lot of kids new to the country is learning to speak English. At one school, the performing arts are helping students improve language skills.