Arts education

A group of Stax Music Academy musicians rehearse for their upcoming tour of Europe on Friday, June 30, 2017 in Memphis, Tenn. Fifty years after the Stax Records tour, a group of young musicians educated at Stax Music Academy are again bringing the music of Memphis back to Europe. (AP Photo/Adrian Sainz)
July 01, 2017 - 6:59 pm
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — The roster of American musicians was impressive: Otis Redding, Sam & Dave, Eddie Floyd, Booker T. and the MGs. They arrived in Europe in 1967, bringing with them the powerful, soulful Memphis Sound. Ahead was a tour with stops in London, Paris and elsewhere. These artists...
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In this Thursday, June 8, 2017 photo, high school students at Ballet Tech, New York City's Public School for Dance, perform "The Jig Is Up" at the Joyce Theater. The piece was choreographed by Eliot Feld, who founded Ballet Tech to provide tuition-free dance training along with academics. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)
June 28, 2017 - 9:46 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Wednesday is the last day of School for New York City public school students, but students in the rigorous Ballet Tech dance program will be back for a four-week summer session July 10. Ballet Tech was founded by choreographer Eliot Feld to provide tuition-free dance training along...
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June 21, 2017 - 2:41 pm
LAWRENCEVILLE, N.J. (AP) — A New Jersey university's plan to sell its music college to another institution is now facing a legal challenge. Supporters of Westminster Choir College sued Rider University on Tuesday. They claim any sale that would close the music school or move it from its 23-acre (9-...
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This image released by DreamWorks Animation shows Captain Underpants, voiced by Ed Helms, in a scene from "Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie." (DreamWorks Animation via AP)
June 01, 2017 - 2:38 pm
With a title like "Captain Underpants," you expect kid-friendly fart jokes and toilet humor. What you may not expect is a sweet story that touches on adult loneliness, the importance of arts education and how laughter and friendship are life essentials at any age. Based on the popular children's...
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Itza Ayala poses for a photo at a park in Houston on Wednesday, Feb. 15, 2017. When school administrators didn't investigate her 15-year-old daughter's alleged sexual assault by another student, she says, her family turned to the U.S. Education Department's Office for Civil Rights. The office has struggled to keep up with an increase in complaints against school districts. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)
May 15, 2017 - 9:20 am
HOUSTON (AP) — Hector and Itza Ayala sat in a conference room at Houston's prestigious high school for the performing arts, clutching a document they hoped would force administrators to investigate their 15-year-old daughter's claim of a classroom sex assault. It had been four months since the girl...
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Itza Ayala poses for a photo at a park in Houston on Wednesday, Feb. 15, 2017. When school administrators didn't investigate her 15-year-old daughter's alleged sexual assault by another student, she says, her family turned to the U.S. Education Department's Office for Civil Rights. The office has struggled to keep up with an increase in complaints against school districts. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)
May 15, 2017 - 6:18 am
HOUSTON (AP) — Hector and Itza Ayala sat in a conference room at Houston's prestigious high school for the performing arts, clutching a document they hoped would force administrators to investigate their 15-year-old daughter's claim of a classroom sex assault. It had been four months since the girl...
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Itza Ayala poses for a photo at a park in Houston on Wednesday, Feb. 15, 2017. When school administrators didn't investigate her 15-year-old daughter's alleged sexual assault by another student, she says, her family turned to the U.S. Education Department's Office for Civil Rights. The office has struggled to keep up with an increase in complaints against school districts. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)
May 15, 2017 - 3:26 am
HOUSTON (AP) — Hector and Itza Ayala sat in a conference room at Houston's prestigious high school for the performing arts, clutching a document they hoped would force administrators to investigate their 15-year-old daughter's claim of a classroom sex assault. It had been four months since the girl...
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Itza Ayala poses for a photo at a park in Houston on Wednesday, Feb. 15, 2017. When school administrators didn't investigate her 15-year-old daughter's alleged sexual assault by another student, she says, her family turned to the U.S. Education Department's Office for Civil Rights. The office has struggled to keep up with an increase in complaints against school districts. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)
May 15, 2017 - 12:45 am
HOUSTON (AP) — Hector and Itza Ayala sat in a conference room at Houston's prestigious high school for the performing arts, clutching a document they hoped would force administrators to investigate their 15-year-old daughter's claim of a classroom sex assault. It had been four months since the girl...
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May 14, 2017 - 5:54 pm
BOSTON (AP) — Musician Lionel Richie addressed more than 1,000 graduates at the Berklee College of Music after accepting an honorary degree. The Boston Globe reports ( http://bit.ly/2rfvt4e ) that Richie spoke at the school's commencement Saturday at the Agganis Arena in Boston. Richie gained fame...
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