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New LACHSA principal on the future of the famous art school

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| Mitzi Lizarraga replaces former principal George Simpson. She joins the school from the San Diego School of Creative and Performing Arts.

How holiday carols can be good for your kids


Christmas songs may drive you mad, but they can help young kids develop their reading and language skills. We've got a list of upcoming sing-alongs for the holidays.

How much do students' brains benefit from music?


A new study from Northwestern University shows actively studying music with an instrument can have significant results in brain functioning.

After years of no arts, Compton school gets a holiday first


Martin Luther King Jr. Elementary School in Compton is having its first year with arts classes, made possible by a national program to educate through the arts.

LAUSD board approves $2.5M in arts education spending


Members voted for $2.5 million in arts funding late Tuesday, a move to guarantee arts access at 32 middle schools that currently have little or none at all.

Grammys: LA County teacher named finalist for music educator award


Diamond Bar High School's music director is among the finalists for the annual Grammy music educator award that recognizes significant contributions in the field.

Coachella Valley art scene evolving, driven by the young


Palm Springs and the surrounding areas are attracting a younger crowd, one drawn not only to the valley's popular music festival but to its growing arts scene.

California receives more than $4 million in arts funding


Across the country, the National Endowment for the Arts awarded 1,116 grants for a total of $29.1 million in funding to support the arts.