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Preston Sturges
Documentary tracks success of South L.A.'s Foshay choir

It all started 10 years ago when middle school student Helen Camarillo walked up to music executive Tom Sturges at a Christmas party for youths and adults interested in mentoring. She told him that she planned to be president of the United States one day. As an ice breaker, it worked. Sturges, a son of legendary screenwriter and director Preston Sturges, asked Helen where she went to school. Foshay Learning Center, she told him, naming a school in a crime-ridden neighborhood in South Los Angeles. Would he like to come to her class for career day? "That," said Sturges, "was the beginning of something really amazing." For the next six years Sturges worked with the...

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