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How a theater program for people with autism launched this young actor's career

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| "Everyone was so accepting of me," 16-year-old actor Coby Bird said. "I could sing more. I can be social more. They showed me it's okay to have autism"

Grants supporting arts for system-involved youth get big funding boost

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The state budget allowed for a $750,000 increase in grants given to arts programs that work with youth in the justice system.

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How does a school focused on science integrate the arts?

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STEM has been a buzzword in education for a while, but now, the big thing is STEAM education - adding an ‘A’ for arts. We visit one school that's making the shift.

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This retirement community brings its residents together with music

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There can be divisions between residents with dementia and those who live more independently. That's one reason why they get together every week for choir practice.

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Did you take an ethnic studies class? We asked. You answered

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As the battle over implementation of ethnic studies wages on, KPCC is hosting an In Person conversations about the role of the arts in the field's future.

How PST: LA/LA brought dollars to SoCal and Millenials to museums

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The initiative brought 2.8 million visitors to local museums and $430.8 million to the local economy, according to a new report. It also attracted new audiences.

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Faced with cancer, these young people picked up a camera

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The youth hope the images of families, pets, and hobbies help people look "Behind the Diagnosis." They're also selling the prints to raise money for research grants.

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LAUSD students and celebrity alumni partnered to raise money for the arts

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The district budgeted $31.52 million for the arts this year, but arts education administrators say even that isn't enough. So, they're hosting a concert.

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