Long Beach Khmer Arts Academy

LB’s Khmer Arts co-founder receives USA Knight Fellowship

sophiline-cheam-shapiro Sophiline Cheam Shapiro (right) teaching dancer Pum Molyta. Photo by James Wasserman Choreographer Sophiline Cheam Shapiro of Long Beach and ceramicist Kukuli Velarde of Philadelphia were named the first two USA Knight Fellows Tuesday night.

Three local arts organizations will share $150,000 grants from NEA

nea-arts-grants The Khmer Arts Academy, International City Theatre (ICT) and the Long Beach Opera will each be awarded grants in the amount of $50,000 from the National Endowment of the Arts (NEA). The organizations will use the funding to preserve jobs that have been threatened by a decline in philanthropic donations during the current economic downturn.

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