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First lady to tout role of arts education program

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WASHINGTON (AP) -- The curtain goes up today on the very first White House talent show.
   First lady Michelle Obama and the President's Committee on the Arts and the Humanities are the hosts for the show, which features students from academically poor-performing schools who participate in the committee's Turnaround Arts program.
   The committee, along with the White House and the Education Department, created the program as an experiment two years ago in eight elementary and middle schools to test the theory that arts education can help improve student outcomes and create more positive learning environments.
   The committee is expected to announce a tripling of the program, to a total of 35 schools this year.
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