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Community Connections: Meet Justine M.

Community Connections: Meet Justine M.

"The object that connects me to my community is this music sheet" -Justine M.
The House that Love (and Music) Built: The Hiner Home of Highland Park

The House that Love (and Music) Built: The Hiner Home of Highland Park

A cozy, enchanted cottage on a transitioning stretch of Figueroa Street in Highland Park has close connection to Sycamore Grove Park -- and to the famed composer John Phillip Sousa ...
The Rendezvous Ballroom Reunion: Surf Rock and the Righteous Brothers

The Rendezvous Ballroom Reunion: Surf Rock and the Righteous Brothers

This week LA Letters covers the history of the Rendezvous and also previews the upcoming reunion show that includes members of legendary Surf Rock groups like the Chantays, the Sur ...
Punk Flyers from El Monte and the Greater San Gabriel Valley Scene

Punk Flyers from El Monte and the Greater San Gabriel Valley Scene

For many youth east of the L.A. punk scene the suburban backyard became the ideal venue for a neighborhood gig.
Punk and the Seamstress

Punk and the Seamstress

Punk's impact and longevity in El Monte continues to be a source for creativity and is deeply rooted in the immigrant experience of youth that sought an alternative to a very disma ...
Building a Message: Students Need Music Programs

Building a Message: Students Need Music Programs

It's been sad to see that music isn't a priority for many schools even though our research shows how much music in schools is so important to student success.
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