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2 Out of 9 Arts Centers Slated to Close Given Reprieve

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Although a temporary measure was put in place last week to help ward off impending closure of nine LA arts centers due to budget shortfalls, two of the nine at-risk facilities have been officially given a reprieve, according to the Daily Breeze. Both Charles Mingus Youth Art Center and the The Watts Tower Arts Center "have been removed from the list of city cultural facilities slated for closure or handover to a nonprofit institution," said Cultural Affairs General Manager Olga Garay, who cites in part the "community's opposition to the plan," as reason for their rescue.