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Frankford High School students staged a production of Lin-Manuel Miranda’s “In The Heights” at another school, after their building was one of several in the district to close recently due to damaged asbestos.
“It just shows the resilience of art teachers. We are scrappy, used to being ignored, so we fight to make our programs happen no matter what.”
Coming from all over the region, they met cast members and saw a special matinee as part of the musical's education outreach, #EduHam.
“We’ve provided almost like a Band-Aid, which is the grant funding, but working towards a bigger vision of full, equitable arts funding for all students in the District,” said the program's director.
Recovering from the budget crisis took both money and creative planning.
The third annual Make Art Philly drew hundreds despite the heat wave.
In a one-night-only, full-length performance, more than 200 students came together to perform as the inaugural class.
A Franklin Learning Center student and her teacher won awards in District-wide art competition.
The Wilma's education outreach program was honored with a special award at the Barrymores.
Participants came from as far away as California.
The investment will be used to develop music curriculum for all grades that includes popular music, as well as production.
With a nod to history, members create a more inviting space.
Screening will be followed by a concert by the band
A Doylestown exhibit includes art that's been out of sight since 2004.