The Los Angeles Unified School District’s television program “Spotlight Arts!” recently debuted on KLCS-TV.
The show features music, dance, performances and instruction, highlighting how a strong arts program benefits students, schools and communities. It showcases the LAUSD’s arts offerings, and will air on the district’s public television station, which can be viewed on channel 58 on most satellite and cable services in Los Angeles.
“It is so important for everyone to understand the transformative power of the arts. By using mass media to share our powerful arts narrative in LAUSD, more people will be drawn to LAUSD schools,” said Rory Pullens, executive director of the arts for LAUSD and executive producer and co-writer for “Spotlight Arts!”
The first episode gives a behind-the-scenes look at the preparation of the upcoming LAUSD Grand Arts Festival on Saturday, April 16 in Grand Park in downtown Los Angeles. More than 2,000 LAUSD students will perform on four stages. The event also includes a film festival and student art gallery, along with informational booths
“This show gives our arts students and programs a voice,” says Shana Habel, a dance adviser at the LAUSD Arts Education Branch and performance coordinator for the festival. “It is high time to celebrate what our students are learning in the arts.”
For information, visit www.klcs.org and www.lausd.org.