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After Super Bowl, a joyful homecoming for young musicians

Priska Neely
| 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

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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

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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

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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.

It's official, UCLA has a school of music

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The Board of Regents voted Thursday to formally establish the Herb Alpert School of Music. It’s the first free-standing music school in the UC system.

For some teachers, winter break means art lessons

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During a four-day workshop, LAUSD teachers learned techniques for using theatre, dance, music and visual art to support Common Core standards.

Pulling strings to start an elementary school orchestra

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Students at Huntington Park Elementary School were inspired to create an orchestra. But the school didn't have instruments. Here's how they got them.

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LAUSD marching band shrugs off the rain to prep for parade

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Members of the All City Honor Marching Band spent hours in the rain outside Dodger Stadium last week to build endurance for the 5.5. mile parade on New Years Day.

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