Ava August channels an ‘old soulness,’ Freddie Mercury vibes in latest ‘American Idol’ appearances

Ava August channels an ‘old soulness,’ Freddie Mercury vibes in latest ‘American Idol’ appearances

By CUSD Insider Staff Ava August’s life continues to be a dream — one broadcast on television coast to coast.
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‘American Idol’ judge gives high praise for Ava August: ‘It was like watching Judy Garland up there’

‘American Idol’ judge gives high praise for Ava August: ‘It was like watching Judy Garland up there’

By CUSD Insider Staff Ava August had another eventful week on the 19th season of “American Idol,” tapping into a
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It’s time to vote: Ava August progresses to top 24 round of “American Idol”

It’s time to vote: Ava August progresses to top 24 round of “American Idol”

By CUSD Insider staff Capistrano Unified student Ava August wowed audiences and celebrity judges on the 19th season of “American
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Dana Hills freshman Ava August progresses through ‘American Idol’ with ‘star-like’ quality, judges say

Dana Hills freshman Ava August progresses through ‘American Idol’ with ‘star-like’ quality, judges say

By CUSD Insider staff In her own words: “It’s getting real!” Ava August, the 15-year-old Dana Hills High School freshman,
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Dana Hills High freshman advances to next round on ‘American Idol’

Dana Hills High freshman advances to next round on ‘American Idol’

By CUSD Insider staff Ava August is going to Hollywood. The 15-year-old Dana Hills High School freshman appeared on the
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Determined music teacher brings instruments to CUSD students

Determined music teacher brings instruments to CUSD students

By Lou Ponsi Elementary school students entering the fourth grade in the Capistrano Unified School District get the opportunity to
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CUSD student expected to appear on ‘American Idol’ on Valentine’s Day

CUSD student expected to appear on ‘American Idol’ on Valentine’s Day

By Capo Insider Staff A Dana Hills High School freshman will be appearing on the 19th season of “American Idol,”
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Music Preserves Foundation brings music education to students

Music Preserves Foundation brings music education to students

By Bradley Zint The transformative power of music is alive at the Capistrano Unified School District, thanks to a Dana
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Actress at Aliso Viejo Middle School cast in ‘Apocalypse Love Story’ movie

Actress at Aliso Viejo Middle School cast in ‘Apocalypse Love Story’ movie

By Lou Ponsi Kayden Tokarski was 4 years old when she first caught the acting bug. The Laguna Niguel resident
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Teachers think outside the box to bring arts curriculum online

Teachers think outside the box to bring arts curriculum online

By Cathi Douglas When Dana Hills High School students were confined to home with a virtual curriculum, teachers were forced
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