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This weekend: 150 free music concerts in LA area

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| Whether you play the harmonica or saxophone, Sunday's Make Music Los Angeles festival has a venue for you, or you can listen for free.

Arts education among winners in LAUSD's latest budget plan

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After recession-era cuts in funding, arts education will get millions in new funding under the latest financial proposal before the Los Angeles Unified school board.

How one school fashions geometry lessons from recyclables

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At Hawthorne High School, students in a math class spent weeks learning Common Core concepts — and producing a fashion show in the process.

Joan Scheckel coaches Hollywood with techniques both 'safe and scary'

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Some say Joan Scheckel is a master on par with famous acting coach Stanislavsky. Others say her teaching strategies hurt more than they help.

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Pre-K to get arts ed boost under new federal program plan

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Expansion of a federally backed arts education program will pump resources into California schools with a focus on the state's youngest students.

To boost arts ed, LAUSD hires entertainment industry liaison

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Actress Alyson Reed will serve as the district's representative to build Los Angeles Unified's ties with film studios and others in the industry.

In some districts, nonprofits key to teaching kids the arts

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A new study found all but two of the county’s school districts have partnerships with community arts organizations. Some experts say parents should ask questions.

Arts students leaving USC school, saying program 'dismantled'

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Seven students, the entire first-year MFA class at the USC Roski School of Art and Design, contend the terms of their tuition aid and curriculum were changed.