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A man (left) and a woman (right) in masks work in a woodshop with coronavirus safety regulations in place such as clear plastic barriers between stations.
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Report: Reducing Red Tape Key to Survival of L.A.’s Creative Economy

After record growth, L.A.'s creative economy has suffered much with the coronavirus crisis. Now, recovery is uneven, and experts say reducing red tape is a critical element of survival.
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Free App Offers Musical Tour Through Griffith Park

For her latest project, Pulitzer Prize-winning composer Ellen Reid chose a different type of collaborator — L.A.’s natural environment. "Soundwalk" is free app that allows one to walk, hike or relax at Griffith Park as they listen to a site-specific score.
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Artist's Community Orchestra Project Needs No Experience, Camera or Mic to Make Calming Melodies

Artist Joshua-Michéle Ross' "The Adjacent Possible" project at Grand Central Art Center gathers anonymous participants online to take part in a freeform community orchestra. The experience feels like equal doses of guided meditation, creative collaboration and a space for introspection and relaxation.
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How Can I Teach Art in a Pandemic?

Schools have been online for almost a year now, presenting unique challenges for educators who teach studio art as a K-12, university and professional development subject. Columnist Anuradha Vikram talks to artists who are educators about how they are adapting to the parameters of teaching online and learning at home.
A light shines on blue cloth outlining a shadow puppet and a shining on a leaf-like object. The performance is part of at "Firefly Nights," an in-person COVID-safe experience that falls within the "Rio Reveals" series.
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L.A. River Becomes the Focal Point for Epic, Ongoing Experimental Theater

"Sleep No More" theater director Mikhael Tara Garver unearths the L.A. River's 8-mile deep stories and histories in an ongoing work of experimental theater called "Rio Reveals."
People read at the Reparations Club. | Cara Elise Taylor
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How Indie Arts Organizations Survived 2020, and What They Plan in 2021

“Southland Sessions” spoke with five different people about how they shifted the focus of their creative organization to keep afloat in 2020 and best serve their community.
Chloe Arnold and Syncopated Ladies perform a "Savage" remix at the Sepulveda Basin | Still from "Dance Break" Southland Sessions
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7 Dance Videos That Helped Us Get Through 2020 

From bathtub ballets to TikTok dance challenges, our screens have exploded with dance videos since the coronavirus pandemic forced us to dance together but apart. Here are a few performances with SoCal connections that helped us get through 2020.  
Interior of “Hindsight Is 2020: Dispatches from the Edge of an Apocalypse,” exhibition-in-a-box. | Carol Cheh
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'Hindsight Is 2020' Offers Visceral (Not Virtual) Art Experiences in a Box

James MacDevitt’s art-in-a-box exhibition offers “a physical alternative to the online exhibitions that have become the new normal.”
Artist Teresa Tolliver and her installation at a William Grant Still Art Center Black Doll Show, circa 87-90 | Bobbie Campbell, Courtesy of William Grant Still Art Center
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40 Years Later, Why a Black Doll Show Still Resonates

Celebrating its 40th year, William Grant Still Arts Center’s annual Black doll show uses dolls to examine the complexities of being Black and work toward healing.
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How Viver Brasil Empowers Black Bodies and Brought Afro-Brazilian Dance to Disney

Viver Brasil expands the circle of Afro-Brazilian dance and perception of samba beyond feathered headdresses, bikinis and heels, empowering Black bodies and narratives in the process.
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