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From 'invisible' to 'important': Teen poetry in motion

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| Vanessa Tahay, 17, found the words to share the story of her journey to the U.S. through spoken word poetry. "It made me into a stronger person," she said.

How young adults with autism are making movie magic

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The Exceptional Minds vocational school trains young adults on the autism spectrum in visual effects and animation. In this detailed work, they have an edge.

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With increased state funds, the California Arts Council expands its reach

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The state agency issued a historic number of grants this year. The increased funding comes as the state continues to invest more in the arts.

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This graduate balanced parenting, schoolwork

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Teen pregnancy has declined, but 25 of every 1,000 teens in LA County still become mothers. Only half of those moms will finish school by age 22. Here's the story of one who did.

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SoCal's elite marching band is ready to rock the Rose Bowl

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The Pacific Crest Drum and Bugle Corps is part of a show at the Rose Bowl Saturday. About 20 hours of practice time goes into each minute of a performance.

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From juvenile camp to a career in the arts

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Arts organizations are bringing more classes into juvenile detention centers and building a bridge to careers in the creative economy for formerly incarcerated youth.

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Music study speeds brain development in children, study shows

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Early results of a five-year study provide evidence that music training accelerates development of the auditory pathway, which could help with overall communication.

Artists step in to reimagine spaces for juvenile offenders

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As L.A. County phases out the use of solitary confinement for minors, the arts are becoming a tool for reimagining those units and shifting the culture overall.

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