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Lisa Beebe is a freelance writer based in Los Angeles. She loves writing about creative people and has interviewed everyone from Academy Award winners to inventors. She has written for Los Angeles Magazine, LA Weekly, LA Parent, Playboy, and Forbes, among others. Find her online and on Twitter.

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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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Elisa Wouk Almino Translates Art into Words

Drawn to L.A. by its diverse artists, the Hyperallergic editor wants to see Latinx representation grow.
"Kristina Wong for Public Office" showcases an entire campaign rally set, including an American flag and presidential seal, are sewn | Courtesy of Kristina Wong
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Why We Still Craft in this Digital (Pandemic) Age

Pandemic or not, hands-on activities have an enduring appeal. Today’s crafters are making art, making a difference, and having fun making a mess.
A little boy looks up at two masked figures at the 2017 edition of the Day of the Ancestors: Festival of Masks. | Photo by Sahra Sulaiman, Courtesy of LA Commons
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Leimert Park’s Festival of Masks Finds New Ways to Bring People Together

Some handmade masks protect you from viruses; others honor ancestral wisdom. 
Members of the San Fernando Valley Youth Chorus perform virtually. | Courtesy of San Fernando Valley Youth Chorus
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What It Takes to Sing Together Virtually in a Pandemic

While the impulse to sing together comes naturally, staging it online is far from it. Read some tips for choirs in L.A.
A puppet from the Bob Baker Marionette Theater. | Courtesy of Missy Steele
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Puppeteering in a Pandemic: How the Bob Baker Marionette Theater Continues to Spread Joy

Once the Bob Baker team realized that they were going to be closed for more than a few weeks, they switched gears. They concentrated their efforts on spreading their special kind of joy amid uncertainty.
Clockwise from top left: Ann James, Tamara Perry, LeVanna Atkinson-Williams and Yolanda Snowball in “Water.” | Skylight Theatre Company
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Los Feliz Live Theater Thrives Despite Quarantine

Skylight Theatre in Los Feliz found a way around the quarantine. It’s staging 10-minute plays on Zoom instead of on stage.
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Where to Find Financial Help for Artists During COVID-19

Here is a list of funds and organizations that are offering financial assistance for artists as they move forward from the COVID-19 crisis.
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10 Thoughts On What Truly Matters

What truly matters? Ali Behdad, professor of literature; Kristy Edmunds, artist and curator; and Michael Eselun, chaplain for the Simms-Mann/UCLA Center for Integrative Oncology discuss the important things in life.
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10 Things to Consider About Citizenship

What is citizenship and how does it affect our lives? Leisy Abrego, immigration rights movement scholar; Marike Splint, theater artist and educator; and Hiroshi Motomura, scholar and teacher of immigration and citizenship law share their experiences.
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