Save the Arts
Benefit Show & Art Auction
Robert F. Kennedy Community Schools in the historic Cocoanut Grove Theatre
3400 Wilshire Blvd. LA, CA 90010
Phone: 323 935-9744
Enter on 701 S. Catalina Street, LA CA 90010
Saturday, June 11th at 6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Tickets: $25.00 - $50.00
Please purchase online at:
Performance in the historic Cocoanut Grove
Check out this link to get a sneak peak of some of our talented young students:
If you cannot attend the event, please consider making a donation and help Save the Arts for a child: http://savetheartsla.eventbrite.com/
And go to the Friends of the Arts in LAUSD blog to find out more about how you can help: http://lausdartsed.blogspot.com/
A special performance by Debbie Allen Dance Studios
A performance by Chester Whitmore
A musical performance by Michael Johns of "American Idol"
Fat City Reprise
A performance by the "So You Think You Can Dance" Dancers
Theatrical presentations by the students of Van Ness Elementary
Austin Martinez of the East L.A. Performing Arts Academy
Poetry by the students of Wilshire Crest
A theatrical performance by the students of Robert F. Kennedy Community Schools
A performance by members of the All-District Dance Ensemble
The Wilshire Park Elementary Chorus
Bonnie Lythgoe (speaker)
Reid Scott from the upcoming HBO comedy series "Veep" (speaker)
Tara Summers from the upcoming CBS drama "Ringer" (speaker)
Tracy Newman, one of the founders of The Groundlings
Kristin Vanderlip Taylor
With Appearances By
Contributors: Whole Foods Market -Fairfax, Le Spa at Sofitel, Starbucks, Back Stage, and Office Depot
Save the Arts is an organization created by parents, teachers, students, and the community. Their express purpose is to ensure that all Los Angeles Unified School District children from grades K-12 receive a well-rounded education which, naturally, includes the ARTS: Dance, Music, Theatre, Visual and Media Arts.
Due to the current economic situation and budget cuts to education, our children are in danger of losing wonderful Arts Education Programs (go to http://lausdartsed.blogspot.com/ for more details). All of the arts come together to help educate the whole child and allow children the opportunity to be creative and imaginative in myriad ways. The arts teach empathy, kindness, tolerance, patience, teamwork, and compassion. The arts are the great equalizer. You don't have to be rich or an academic scholar to be creative and gifted in the performing and visual arts, you just are. The arts keep students in school. For many children, the arts are a lifeline.
If Arts Education Programs are cut as drastically as planned, our children will lose this important component of their educational experience. Some students' parents will have the resources to expose them to the arts through other means, while most other children will be left without this important part of their educational development. Come, be a part of our "Save The Arts" Benefit by attending the event on June 11, 2011, at the Historic Cocoanut Grove Theatre. If you cannot attend, please consider making a donation and help Save the Arts for a child. http://savetheartsla.eventbrite.com/
Information :: Fantastic News!
On Friday, May 27th, LAUSD announced that the Elementary Arts Program is fully restored to 2010-2011 funding levels for 2011-2012, avoiding a potential 60% cut! Thank you who have worked so diligently to make sure the Arts have been a focus for both the District and UTLA.
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Submit a 60 to 90 second video expressing how the Arts have impacted your life. Upload the video on Youtube, then submit your video here. We are sharing these videos through our Facebook page and on our Friends of the Arts Youtube channel.
Download the Video Activism Campaign Flyer. Feel free to distribute
Save the Arts http://www.savethearts.net/ , a newly founded-organization dedicated to preserving arts education in LAUSD, will be holding a fundraiser event and art auction for the Arts Education Branch at the Cocoanut Grove Auditorium Theatre on June 11, 2011. The Cocoanut Grove Theatre serves the RFK Community Schools on the former Ambassador Hotel site in Koreatown.
- Suzanne Nichols, Executive Director, Save The Arts
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