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Taking on the Unknown

Bringing theater to deprived children

WHO: Homeless kids and other children deprived of arts programs

WHAT:The Unknown Theater introduces live theater to kids from kindergarten through high school, including My Friend’s Place, an agency that serves homeless youth.

Unknown’s most urgent need is a van to transport sets and materials. The theater also needs support for in-school programs. A single day’s presentation costs $800, while $2,500 underwrites the development of a new piece of theater. Supporters include director Bryan Singer, philanthropist Charles R. Kenis and Janet Jackson’s JDJ Prods.

WHY: “Theater is a more powerful tool than people realize,” says Chris Covics, Unknown’s artistic director. “The theatrical process can really translate in remarkable ways to a young person’s life. Kids learn a lot more than lines.”

HOW: Contact development director Christopher Cappiello at cappiello@unknowntheater.com or visit UnknownKids.com.

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The UTA Foundation hosts its Summer Bash at Mood (6623 Hollywood Blvd.) on Tuesday at 8:30 p.m. Donations ($30 at the door, $25 in advance, $500 for VIP tables) support University High School’s arts program. Call (310) 228-3843.

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The Grammy Foundation’s inaugural Grammy Camp runs July 30-Aug. 7 at Citrus College in Glendora. Sixty high school students will receive hands-on instruction to explore careers in writing, recording, performing and other music fields.

To support Grammy Foundation programs, contact Patrick Bolek at (310) 392-3777.

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