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Music Center cuts back its arts education at schools

Music Center cuts back its arts education at schools

Students at Don Julian Elementary School in La Puente studied the poetry of Langston Hughes and Maya Angelou this spring, but they did far more than just read and memorize the lines. Teaching artists met each week with students, showing them how to make shadow puppets, then coaching them to deploy the puppets in a poetry performance for the class. "We did a lot of things, like acting and making your voice big," said Katherine Argueta, a recent fourth-grader. "It was my favorite part of the day," chimed in Jared Macedo, who said he would like to be an architect when he grows up. The program came from the Music Center and is designed to tap into the fun and...

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