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    REVIEW: HS STUDENTS IMPRESS US ALL WITH GREEN ART, FURNITURE EXHIBIT AT MOLAA

    Jul 01, 2016

    Nia Thompson

    Youth Reporter Nia Thompson writes about her experience at Woodrow Wilson Classical High School as students exhibit their final projects from an Architecture class for all of Long Beach to view at the Museum of Latin American Art (MOLAA) where the work focuses on "reduce, reuse, and recycle."
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    REVIEW: HS STUDENTS IMPRESS US ALL WITH GREEN ART, FURNITURE EXHIBIT AT MOLAA

    Jul 01, 2016

    Nia Thompson

    Youth Reporter Nia Thompson writes about her experience at Woodrow Wilson Classical High School as students exhibit their final projects from an Architecture class for all of Long Beach to view at the Museum of Latin American Art (MOLAA) where the work focuses on "reduce, reuse, and recycle."
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    Local Filipino Youth Program Brings Families Together To Celebrate Culture

    Aug 21, 2015

    Hiyasmin Saturay

    Filipino high school youth performed music, dance and theater to celebrate Filipino culture at the third annual Cultural Night of the Sama Sama Youth Program.
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    Local Filipino Youth Program Brings Families Together To Celebrate Culture

    Aug 21, 2015

    Hiyasmin Saturay

    Filipino high school youth performed music, dance and theater to celebrate Filipino culture at the third annual Cultural Night of the Sama Sama Youth Program.
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    Local Art Group Beautifies Beachwood

    Aug 17, 2015

    Claudia Gonzalez

    Merced's Mariposa Art Company (MACo) held its Beachwood Art Walls event at the Ashby Flea Market to highlight the street art springing up in the unincorporated Beachwood community.
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    Local Art Group Beautifies Beachwood

    Aug 17, 2015

    Claudia Gonzalez

    Merced's Mariposa Art Company (MACo) held its Beachwood Art Walls event at the Ashby Flea Market to highlight the street art springing up in the unincorporated Beachwood community.
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    Sherman Alexie Mixes Humor and Commentary in Talk on Banned Books

    Apr 17, 2015

    Lauren Baker

    Sherman Alexie is a renowned poet, filmmaker, and author whose work focuses on his experiences growing up on an Indian Reservation, where he struggled with his racial identify and the difficulties of entering adolescence.
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    Sherman Alexie Mixes Humor and Commentary in Talk on Banned Books

    Apr 17, 2015

    Lauren Baker

    Sherman Alexie is a renowned poet, filmmaker, and author whose work focuses on his experiences growing up on an Indian Reservation, where he struggled with his racial identify and the difficulties of entering adolescence.
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    After Budget Cuts, Community Helps LBUSD Maintain Arts Education

    Nov 06, 2014

    Kasumi Okabe

    After school at Admiral Kidd Park in Long Beach, 22-year-old Walter Brown blasts pop music for a group of excited kids. The students learn a new routine from Brown each time he plays a new song. Some follow his moves; some enjoy their own free styles.
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    After Budget Cuts, Community Helps LBUSD Maintain Arts Education

    Nov 06, 2014

    Kasumi Okabe

    After school at Admiral Kidd Park in Long Beach, 22-year-old Walter Brown blasts pop music for a group of excited kids. The students learn a new routine from Brown each time he plays a new song. Some follow his moves; some enjoy their own free styles.
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    Long Beach Dancer Fuses East & West Traditions, Sparks Conversations

    May 02, 2014

    Elizabeth Schmidt

    Shyamala Moorty extends her arms in the air with closed fists, while using her voice to deliver explicit messages. This is a fight and a dance all in one — a song to bring awareness to important global issues.
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    Long Beach Dancer Fuses East & West Traditions, Sparks Conversations

    May 02, 2014

    Elizabeth Schmidt

    Shyamala Moorty extends her arms in the air with closed fists, while using her voice to deliver explicit messages. This is a fight and a dance all in one — a song to bring awareness to important global issues.
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    Coachella Fest Displays "Paraiso" from Local Youth Artists

    Apr 18, 2014

    Natalia Cervantes

    Raices Cultura, a youth organization in the heart of the Eastern Coachella Valley, has a big presence at the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival this year with the installation of “Paraiso,” an original work of art displayed at the world famous festival.
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    Coachella Fest Displays "Paraiso" from Local Youth Artists

    Apr 18, 2014

    Natalia Cervantes

    Raices Cultura, a youth organization in the heart of the Eastern Coachella Valley, has a big presence at the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival this year with the installation of “Paraiso,” an original work of art displayed at the world famous festival.
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    ‘Django Unchained’: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

    Jan 06, 2013

    Jazmyne Z. Young, Asani Shakur

    Two African American youth offer competing perspectives on Quentin Tarantino’s “Django Unchained,” a movie about a former slave who sets out to free his wife from bondage and exact revenge on a sadistic Mississippi slave owner.
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    ‘Django Unchained’: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

    Jan 06, 2013

    Jazmyne Z. Young, Asani Shakur

    Two African American youth offer competing perspectives on Quentin Tarantino’s “Django Unchained,” a movie about a former slave who sets out to free his wife from bondage and exact revenge on a sadistic Mississippi slave owner.
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    Huerta Foundation Youth Group Continues Legacy of Chicano Art

    Apr 13, 2012

    Clara Bruno

    Silvia Avila, 17, and a 3-year veteran of the youth group in South Kern County, said the mural is more than just a wall with pretty pictures: “I think that the mural is going to influence the community, to show them that we don’t have to have graffiti, that we can have something better and actually show positive messages through our art."
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    Huerta Foundation Youth Group Continues Legacy of Chicano Art

    Apr 13, 2012

    Clara Bruno

    Silvia Avila, 17, and a 3-year veteran of the youth group in South Kern County, said the mural is more than just a wall with pretty pictures: “I think that the mural is going to influence the community, to show them that we don’t have to have graffiti, that we can have something better and actually show positive messages through our art."
    Continue to South Kern Sol